A Sandwich A Day: Rubirosa Sandwich at Rubirosa

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: Robyn Lee]

Chicken sandwiches, often filled with overcooked white meat and weak toppings, tend to be boring or, at worst, nearly inedible. The Rubirosa Sandwich ($12) at our neighborhood favorite Rubirosa is fortunately several notches above the archetypal poultry-between-bread ordeal. Every component brings something to the table, from the sweet roasted peppers to the oily pesto spread that graces a lightly toasted semolina roll. The crown jewel is a cutlet of well-seasoned, slightly lemony brick-pressed chicken that blows other sandwich-bound chicken out of the water. Tomato and fresh mozzarella also do their part to make this sandwich a winner.

Recently added to the lunch menu, the Rubirosa Sandwich is what we like to call a "sit-down sandwich." It takes a while to make (a testament to its freshness), costs more than 10 bucks, and is not intended for on-the-go consumption (the bun sogs up quick). Instead, you should take it with a salad, and maybe a beer or glass of wine, at Rubirosa's bar.


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