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.
Everything at Oro Bakery looks absolutely delicious. So much so that I think the very nice man behind the counter was bemused by my distraction. But no, focus—I was on a sandwich mission. My first pick: the roast beef with dijon mustard and onion confit on whole wheat bread ($7.50). The sandwich looked great, and had some serious heft. I was optimistic.
Unfortunately, this was not a particularly well-rounded sandwich. The main problem was the absolutely overpowering Dijon mustard. Now I love Dijon mustard, but I honestly couldn't taste anything else, despite the sandwich's great-on-paper ingredient list. The bread itself was hearty, with an appealing deep brown color; it was an unapologetic wheat bread. But even when separated from the filling, it still tasted of nothin' but mustard. I'm still hopeful for the rest of the pastry case at Oro, but I don't think this sandwich will hit my plate again.
Oro Bakery and Bar
375 Broome Street, New York NY 10013 (map) 212-941-6368
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