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.
There are several crucial components to a perfect grilled cheese sandwich. The right amount of melted cheese. Toasty warm bread. And of course, generous amounts of butter to hold it all together. The Asiago, Parmesan, Muenster, Butternut Squash, and Sage Brown Butter ($8.75; what a mouthful) at Little Muenster does all this, and more.
The grilled cheese is a tempting combination of Asiago, Muenster, and Parmesan, which is melted deliciously between two thick, toasty slices of peasant bread. There's no panini press at this joint; all the sandwiches are made using a counterveyor toaster. There's subtle undertones of the sage brown butter that just peek through. The mildly sweet and smooth spread of butternut squash puree provides an ideal accompaniment to the intensity of the cheese trio, balancing out the flavors nicely. It's a creative flavor combination that works surprisingly well, and we're eager to try the rest of the "super fancy grilled cheese" options" on the menu.
Overall, it's a simple and sophisticated sandwich generously portioned for a hearty lunch, dinner, or post-drinking snack (they're open til 4 am...). All sandwiches come with a side of crispy chips, your choice of seasoned or salted. For $1, marrow butter can be added to any sandwich, and an additional dollar will buy you a side of tomato soup. Welcome to the neighborhood, Little Muenster!