A Sandwich a Day: PBLT at Butcher Bar

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.


Pork Belly, Lettuce and Tomato: Only slightly as blasphemous as it sounds. [Photograph: James Boo]

Butcher Bar is ready to satisfy New York's unabashed love of pork belly. The sustainable meat heads' pork belly, lettuce and tomato sandwich ($10.99 with slaw and pickle) starts with a quality slab of belly from a naturally raised pig.

The pork is brined, sliced thick, and smoked to brown. More complex than your typical hunk of belly meat, each strip has crisp, smoky edges and a flavorful, creamy interior that rise above the fetishism of fat. The product, sandwiched into a hamburger bun with a slice of tomato and one thick iceberg leaf, layers farm-to-table virtues and decadent urges in a classic American form.

Butcher Bar

37-08 30th Avenue, Queens NY 11103 (map) 718-606-8140