A Sandwich A Day: Smoked Chicken Breast at Tuscany

A Sandwich a Day

A new sandwich every day.

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.

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[Photo: Robyn Lee]

I would have never thought to order Smoked Chicken Breast ($8.95) at a place called Tuscany, known for its drippy-tomato-sauce, meatball-parmesan brand of sandwiches. But I was in the mood for minimalism, and this sandwich's no-nonsense focaccia, thick slices of tender chicken, and brisk-tasting arugula were the perfect pick-me-up. There are also tomatoes: plump and partially dried, tasting more of the sweetness of ripe tomatoes than that pungent chew of sun-dried slivers.

If you can resist the sunken slices of pizza in various stages of ooze at this unpretentious Italian caterer, head straight for this clean, fresh chicken sandwich—you may feel lighter for it.

Tuscany

61 West 55th Street, New York NY 10019 (map) 212-582-4421