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.
The line at Thé Adoré was out the door when I arrived, but that had less to do with the amount of people there (the quick-moving staff can handle this feisty lunch crowd) than the tiny ordering space in this miniature restaurant. My Ham and Avocado ($8.50) was accordingly dainty, but the baguette, from artisan wholesale supplier Tom Cat Bakery, was remarkable. Its crust was crackly—loud enough to cause a bit of embarrassment for conscientious office-eaters (this is a plus)—while the chewy insides are soft enough to prevent warm avocado from sliding out of the sandwich and onto your lap. Why don't more people include avocado in hot sandwiches? My avocado was of the perfect buttery ripeness, and paired with Havarti cheese and a creamy dab of mayonnaise. The ham, surprisingly, is the least noticeable element of the sandwich, and I could almost imagine any sandwich meat taking its place—although pink ham and green avocado are such a pretty combination.
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