A Sandwich A Day: Banh Mi at Blind Tiger Ale House

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: Maggie Hoffman]

The only thing better than a great beer bar is a great beer bar with good food. The plump little Banh Mi sandwich ($5.50) at Blind Tiger doesn't have much in common with those Vietnamese baguettes, but after a few Six Points and Schlenkeria Marzens, this matters less. I'm such a sucker for braised pork belly that I don't mind the sandwich's one lone cilantro sprig, and I quite like the substitution of julienned mango for pickled daikon and cucumber. All things considered, it's a satisfying few bites—though those bites are unsatisfyingly few, and I'm up for a second as soon as the first has been dispatched.

Blind Tiger Ale House

281 Bleecker Street between 6th and 7th Avenue (map) New York, NY 10014
(212) 462 4682