A Sandwich A Day: Daughters' Delight at Russ and Daughters

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.


[Photo: Robyn Lee]

The woman next to me at Russ and Daughters was new to the store, just as I was: "Do you come here a lot?" she asked me, without waiting for an answer, "What type of salmon should I get?"

I couldn't take my eyes off my own Gaspe Nova salmon, which the man at the counter had fastidiously sliced in petal-thin layers for my Daughters' Delight ($15.45) sandwich. They had been arranged in abundant orange ripples on top of a cream cheese-smeared bagel. He sprinkled glowing pearls of wild Alaskan salmon roe over the whole thing, as if it needed more orange color. The salmon was delicate and buttery, while the gem-toned balls of roe gave way with a gentle salty pop.

Russ and Daughters

179 East Houston St, New York NY 10002 (map) 212-475-4880