A Sandwich A Day: Harissa Honey Roasted Chicken at The Smile

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]

"Roasted chicken breast" and "roasted red peppers" are usually two ingredients that, in the world of sandwiches, leave me cold. But the Harissa Honey Roasted Chicken breast ($11.50) at The Smile was a fine sandwich indeed. The chicken itself is plenty moist and well-seasoned, and the peppers play beautifully with the pungent-spicy notes of the harissa. A bit of manchego adds a nutty bite, but more important is the preserved lemon mayo, adding a curiously complex acidity to the whole thing. It's a little small for twelve bucks, but served with housemade potato chips and a little bowl of pickle, it's a complete lunch.

The Smile

26 Bond Street # 1, New York NY 10012 (map) 646-329-5836 thesmilenyc.com