A Sandwich A Day: Smoked Whitefish Melt on Rye

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]

We've enjoyed quite a few bites at Bowery Diner before, and their Smoked Whitefish Melt on Rye ($9) didn't let us down.

Packed with a smoky, briney fish salad that wasn't grossly creamy or fishy, this slightly sweet whitefish was a winner. The rye was toasted to a crunchy crisp that complemented the smooth fish perfectly, and the restrained helping of melted cheddar left the fish to be the star.

But we suggest you skip the tomato and lettuce that come between the fish and cheese. They're unnecessary additions—in December especially—and the sandwich is even tastier without them.

Bowery Diner

241 Bowery, New York, NY 10002 (map) 212-388-0052