In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.
A small, nameless cart on 28th and 6th produces one of the most satisfying five dollar lunches in the Flatiron district. In addition to standard taco and other Mexican street food fare, you'll find tortas: griddled sandwiches hefty enough to make you consider skipping dinner.
Soft, chewy rolls are toasted on the griddle before getting stuffed with your choice of beef or carnitas (pork shoulder stewed in lard). The beef is tender, crisp on the outside, and decidedly beefy, in a way that reminded Ed a bit of pot roast. The carnitas is one of the most lip-smackingly gelatinous things I've ever eaten, though it suffers from small ribbons of chewy, flavorless connective tissue you'd do best to spit out. The sandwiches are then topped with tomato, fresh-sliced avocado, radish, lettuce, cilantro, and a dusting of cotija cheese, as well as generous squirts of a creamy white sauce and a tart, though mild, salsa verde. Be warned that these sizable sandwiches are more than a little messy, and while they may not the best tortas you can lay your hands on in the city, you could do far, far worse for your workday lunch.
28th Street and 6th Avenue (look a little bit around this intersection, as he moves around throughout the day)
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