A Sandwich a Day: Spicy Blue at Shelsky's

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.


[Photograph: Stephanie Klose]

Smith Street smoked fish emporium Shelsky's has plenty of appetizing sandwich options, but, for me, it's hard to imagine ordering anything other than the Spicy Blue ($11). The rich, savory bluefish salad is nicely balanced by the addition of orange and fennel, while coarsely chopped toasted hazelnuts add crunch. The cucumber salad listed on the menu appears in the form of paper-thin, lightly pickled slices and toasted seeded rye from Orwasher's holds it all together. And they get a gold star for service: while they were out of Sriracha when I stopped in, the affable proprietor ran out to borrow hot sauce from the taco place next door so I wouldn't have to go without a little heat.

Shelsky's Smoked Fish

251 Smith Street, Brooklyn NY 11231 (map) 718-855-8817