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.
On a recent visit to La Nueva Bakery in Jackson Heights for pastries and empanadas, I couldn't help but sample the massive chicken sandwich ($5.50). The individual elements of the sandwich were perfectly fine—chicken cutlets that had been pounded thin and breaded, lettuce and tomato, a generous swath of mayonnaise, and a puffy white roll—plain, it made for an edible (and sizable) lunch. How to make it a memorable sandwich? I got a tip from a regular: douse each sandwich half with a small container of chile-flecked salsa (meant for the empanada). The hot sauce mixed in with the mayo coated the chicken, and transformed the sandwich into a drippy, satisfying mess.
La Nueva Bakery
86-10 37th Avenue, Queens New York 11372 (map) 718-507-4785
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