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's just something about the way they put together a sandwich at Olives. It's the bread, the meat, the combination of everything that makes this my favorite sandwich shop in town. Their sandwiches are simple enough, nothing fancy or esoteric, but the balance is perfect. For example, take this Smoked Turkey Sandwich ($9.50). Slices of sourdough bread are brushed with avocado mayo, literally a half and half mix of fresh avocados and mayo. It's then topped with lettuce, ripe tomatoes, and generous ripples of sweet smoked turkey. Oh, and there's crispy bacon—and don't forget to brush the top half with more of that avocado mayo. Take it all in one bite and you'll see what I mean: the easy marriage of bacon, turkey, and avocado on sourdough is mighty hard to argue with.