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tenedor Aug 25, 2011 01:44 PM

Hi all,

I'm putting together a culinary school project in which I'm trying to demonstrate to classmates the utility and impact of the Chowhound boards. You could help me by answering the following:

If you could only have five more sandwiches in New York for the rest of your life, what would they be?

Please try to limit them to sandwiches that we could all purchase (i.e. not something that your grandmother makes once a year). Otherwise, you can be fairly liberal in what you decide to count as a sandwich - burger, taco... perhaps even a pork bun if you really feel strongly about it.

Feel free to give a bit of justification for your choices where appropriate.

Thanks in advance!

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    H Manning RE: tenedor Aug 25, 2011 02:07 PM

    Here's my list:

    - Black Label burger at Minetta Tavern

    - Three terrine banh mi at Ma Peche

    - Lamb burger at The Breslin

    - Croque madame at Fairway Cafe (I believe it's deep fried with bechamel and gruyere)

    - Carnitas quesadilla at Dos Toros

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    Minetta Tavern
    113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

    The Breslin
    20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

    Dos Toros
    137 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003

    Ma Peche
    15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

    Fairway Cafe
    2127 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

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      small h RE: tenedor Aug 25, 2011 03:45 PM

      LIst of the moment (subject to change)

      El Quinto Pino: uni panini
      Russ & Daughters: everything bagel with Gaspe smoked salmon, cream cheese, onion & tomato
      Maoz: falafel with eggplant
      Taqueria: fish taco
      Banh Mi Saigon: vegetarian bahn mi

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      Russ & Daughters
      179 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

      Banh Mi Saigon
      198 Grand St, New York, NY 10013

      El Quinto Pino
      401 W 24th St, New York, NY 10011

      Maoz
      38 Union Sq E, New York, NY 10003

      Taqueria Lower East Side
      198 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

      1. David11238 RE: tenedor Aug 25, 2011 03:58 PM

        Steamed Cotto with Fresh Muzz (dipped in salt water), Tomato & Mayo on both sides @ Caputo's Fine Foods

        Pastrami & Corned Beef combo, with the fat on, Rye Bread @ Katz's

        Lamb Shishkebob, rare in a Pita, Tomato, Babaganush & Tahini @ Mr. Falafel

        The very rarely made Meatball Parmigiana @ DiFara

        Nova & Butter w Tomato & Onion on an Everything Bagel @ Kosher Bagel Hole

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        Katz's Delicatessen
        205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

        1. iluvcookies RE: tenedor Aug 25, 2011 04:53 PM

          Pastrami on Rye, Katz's

          Al Pastor Burrito, Tribeca Taco Truck

          Bacon and Swiss Cheeseburger, Jackson Hole

          Minced pork Bahn Mi, Saigon Bahn Mi

          Smoked Salmon with plain Ben's cream cheese on a sesame bagel, Russ and Daughters

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          Katz's Delicatessen
          205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

          Banh Mi Saigon
          198 Grand St, New York, NY 10013

          Jackson Hole
          1611 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

          Tribeca Taco Truck
          New York, New York, NY 10012

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            tex.s.toast RE: tenedor Aug 25, 2011 05:14 PM

            Had the pleasure of trying Best Pizza's much-lauded meatball sub at the serious eats all-star sandwich festival and it was just incredible. not manhattan proper, but totally worth the trip to williamsburg.

            Defonte's pepper and egg hero (and, frankly, most of their other sandwiches) would be right up there

            super heebster from russ and daughters (horseradish cream cheese, whitefish salad, and wasabi tobiko - my innovation was to buy the sandwich components together, get a bagel from somewhere closer to home/better and put the sandwich together myself with the addition of finely diced cukes) is maybe the best sandwich of all time.

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            Russ & Daughters
            179 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

            Defonte's Sandwich Shop
            261 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010

            1. sgordon RE: tenedor Aug 25, 2011 07:46 PM

              Five off the top of my head:
              Italian Special @ Faicco's
              Bagel w/ cream cheese & lox @ Russ & Daughters
              Croque Madame @ Schiller's
              Turkey Sandwich @ Torrissi
              Sabich @ Taim

              ...and five more just as quick:
              Burger @ Shake Shack
              Snail Smorrebrod @ Vandaag
              Lengua tacos @ Tehuitzingo
              Cubano.@ Cibao
              Fried Chicken & Scrambled Egg with Red-Eye Gravy on a biscuit @ Peel's

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              Russ & Daughters
              179 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

              Faicco's
              260 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

              Tehuitzingo
              695 10th Ave, New York, NY 10036

              Taim
              222 Waverly Place, New York, NY 10014

              Shake Shack
              Madison Ave and E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010

              Schiller's Liquor Bar
              131 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

              Cibao
              72 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

              Torrisi Italian Specialties
              250 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

              Vandaag
              103 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

              Peels
              325 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

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                nmprisons RE: tenedor Aug 25, 2011 08:38 PM

                Pastrami @ Katz's
                everything bagel, lox, cream cheese, onion, tomato @ Absolute Bagels
                Beef@Cheeky's
                $1 duck buns @ that window in queens (best dollar in new york)
                black label burger @ minetta

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                Katz's Delicatessen
                205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

                Minetta Tavern
                113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

                Absolute Bagels
                2788 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

                Cheeky Sandwiches
                35 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

                1. rifkind81 RE: tenedor Aug 26, 2011 07:38 AM

                  The Eggplant Parm at Parisi Bakery on Mott is just amazing.

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                  Parisi Bakery
                  198 Mott St, New York, NY 10012

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                    wew RE: tenedor Aug 28, 2011 09:42 AM

                    Enter "best sandwiches" in Manhattan search for lots of required reading

                    1. MWinston RE: tenedor Aug 29, 2011 12:49 PM

                      Cubano at Margon
                      Sabich at Taim
                      Porchetta at Di Palo
                      Lamb Burger at Xi'an Famous Foods
                      Chicken Banh Mi at Banh Mi Saigon

                      .... I could go on and on.

                      Honorable Mention:

                      Spicy Redneck at Crif Dog
                      Challah Tuna Melt at B&H Dairy
                      Peppercorn Catfish at Num Pang
                      Peking Duck Sesame Pancake at Vanessa's Dumplings
                      Soul Burger at Paul's Da Burger Joint
                      Mellawach at Hoosmoos Asli
                      Cecina Torta at Tehuitzingo
                      Cheesesteak (whiz and onions) at Philly's
                      Super Heebster at Russ & Daughters

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                      Russ & Daughters
                      179 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

                      Tehuitzingo
                      695 10th Ave, New York, NY 10036

                      Di Palo's Fine Foods
                      200 Grand St, New York, NY 10013

                      Taim
                      222 Waverly Place, New York, NY 10014

                      Margon
                      136 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

                      Banh Mi Saigon
                      198 Grand St, New York, NY 10013

                      Hoomoos Asli
                      100 Kenmare St, New York, NY 10012

                      B&H
                      127 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

                      Vanessa's Dumplings
                      220 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

                      Crif Dogs
                      113 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009

                      Paul's
                      131 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

                      Philly's Original Cheese Steak
                      191 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

                      Num Pang Sandwich Shop
                      21 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

                      Xi'an Famous Foods
                      88 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002

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                        franknyc11 RE: tenedor Aug 29, 2011 05:38 PM

                        Lobster Roll @ Pearl Oyster Bar
                        Shack Burger @ Shake Shack
                        Scuttlebutt @ Saltie
                        Banh Mi @ Nicky's Vietnamese
                        Pastrami on rye @ Katz's

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                        Katz's Delicatessen
                        205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

                        Pearl Oyster Bar
                        18 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014

                        Shake Shack
                        691 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036

                        Nicky's Vietnamese Sandwiches
                        99 Nassau St, New York, NY 10038

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                          Dave Feldman RE: tenedor Aug 29, 2011 06:33 PM

                          I'll make it all-Manhattan:

                          Pan-fried skate sandwich at Pearl Oyster Bar (it was even better with grouper)

                          Shack Burger at Steak Shack (ordered rare)

                          Herring Sandwich with Everything at Russ & Daughters (whole herring only)

                          Turkey Shwarma on Homemade Falaffel with extra hot sauce and hold the hummus (Ali Baba on 78th and Amsterdam)

                          Pastrami & Rye at Katz's

                          *****

                          If it were still available, I'd add the lamb sandwich, originally featured at Gramercy Tavern's Tavern and later at Colicchio & Sons -- I assume it shall return again.

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                          Russ & Daughters
                          179 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

                          Katz's Delicatessen
                          205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

                          Pearl Oyster Bar
                          18 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014

                          Gramercy Tavern
                          42 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003

                          Ali Baba
                          515 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

                          Shake Shack
                          366 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024

                          Colicchio & Sons
                          85 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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                            Dave Feldman RE: Dave Feldman Aug 29, 2011 08:39 PM

                            Aggh, At Ali Baba, it should read: "Turkey Shwarma on Homemade Laffa Bread with extra hot sauce and hold the hummus)..."

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                            Ali Baba
                            515 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

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                              jaba RE: Dave Feldman Aug 30, 2011 06:57 AM

                              why "hold the hummus"?
                              is it not good?

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                                Dave Feldman RE: jaba Aug 31, 2011 06:51 PM

                                Just a personal preference, and they always look at me like I'm crazy when I ask them to hold it. The hummus isn't great, but perfectly fine as a condiment for the sandwich, if that's your preference.

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                            cutthroat49 RE: tenedor Aug 29, 2011 07:53 PM

                            Pastrami @ Katz's
                            Heebie @ Russ & Daughters
                            Any sandwich from Leos in Carona
                            Pho @ Saigon Vietnaneese
                            Cuban @ Casa Habana

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                            Russ & Daughters
                            179 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

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                              H Manning RE: cutthroat49 Aug 30, 2011 09:51 AM

                              Great list but how can pho be considered a sandwich?

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                                MWinston RE: H Manning Aug 31, 2011 02:49 PM

                                I had the same question... unless it's like the Pho Real Sandwich: http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2010/0...

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                              kalinerj RE: tenedor Aug 30, 2011 06:32 AM

                              Chicken Tikka roll from Kati Roll (No justification needed, this is the best sandwhich. Since I switched offices I have had dreams about this delicious Indian burrito)
                              Crispy Basil Pork wrap from Rhong Tiam
                              The Matthew on Foccocia from Alidoro
                              Lamb burger from Breslin
                              Cheese burger Shake Shack

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                              Shake Shack
                              Madison Ave and E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010

                              Alidoro
                              105 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

                              Kati Roll Co.
                              99 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

                              Kati Roll Co.
                              49 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018

                              The Breslin
                              20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

                              Rhong-Tiam Express
                              31 E 21st St, New York, NY 10010

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                                eatingbeets RE: kalinerj Mar 9, 2012 09:38 PM

                                I realize this post is nearly a year old but, in case you work in midtown now and haven't heard, they just opened up a Kati Roll on 53rd b/t 2nd and 3rd. I like the Shrimp Masala... check it out sometime.

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                                Kati Roll Co.
                                229 E 53rd St, New York, NY 10022

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                                NYCHOUND RE: tenedor Aug 30, 2011 07:01 AM

                                Manganaro's Special @ Manganaro's Grosseria

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                                Manganaro's Grosseria Italiana
                                488 9th Ave, New York, NY 10018

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                                  tryptophan RE: tenedor Aug 30, 2011 07:49 AM

                                  • italian special - sal, kris & charlies
                                  • nicky - defonte's @ redhook before 2p
                                  • sausage, egg and cheese on a roll - from a cart, not a truck or a deli
                                  • double cheeseburger - shake shake @ madison park in light rain
                                  • corned beef/rye - david's brisket house

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                                    LehighDave RE: tenedor Aug 30, 2011 08:52 AM

                                    The Italian Combo (with spice) @ Torrisi Italian Specialties

                                    Pastrami on Rye @ Katz's

                                    Proscuitto, Raclette, Potato Crepe @ Vive La Crepe

                                    Falafel Sandwich @ Taim or Maoz

                                    Cheeseburger @ JG Melon

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                                    Taim
                                    222 Waverly Place, New York, NY 10014

                                    J.G. Melon
                                    1291 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10021

                                    Maoz
                                    38 Union Sq E, New York, NY 10003

                                    Torrisi Italian Specialties
                                    250 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

                                    Vive La Crepe
                                    114 University Pl, New York, NY 10003

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                                      MWinston RE: LehighDave Aug 31, 2011 02:50 PM

                                      How can you possibly recommend Taim and Maoz interchangeably??

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                                      Taim
                                      222 Waverly Place, New York, NY 10014

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                                      abe2009 RE: tenedor Aug 30, 2011 09:20 AM

                                      Cheeseburger with melted Bleu Cheese at Harry's Cafe & Steak
                                      Burger at The Spotted Pig
                                      Cuban Sandwich at Cafe Habana
                                      Carnitas Burrito at Dos Toros
                                      Murrays Cheese Melt at Murray's Cheese

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                                      Murray's Cheese
                                      254 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

                                      Cafe Habana
                                      229 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012

                                      Spotted Pig
                                      314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014

                                      Harry's
                                      1 Hanover Sq, New York, NY 10004

                                      Dos Toros
                                      137 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003

                                      Dos Toros
                                      11 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

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                                        ml77 RE: abe2009 Aug 30, 2011 03:01 PM

                                        Just had a Murrays Melt today! As good as ever.

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                                        RCC RE: tenedor Aug 30, 2011 10:48 AM

                                        I've 4 that I keep coming back for every chance I get:

                                        Duck Sandwich at Momofuku Ssam
                                        Katz Pastrami at Katz Deli
                                        Double Shack Burger at Shake Shack MSP
                                        Pork Bun at Momofuku Ssam

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                                        Katz's Delicatessen
                                        205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

                                        Momofuku Ssam Bar
                                        207 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

                                        Shake Shack
                                        Madison Ave and E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010

                                        1. angelo04 RE: tenedor Aug 30, 2011 06:59 PM

                                          Not my list of 5 but a couple worth mentioning.

                                          Big Fan of the Arepas at the CARACAS AREPA BAR on East 7th. , website http://www.caracasarepabar.com My favorites would be La Surenia - Grilled Chieken and Chorizio and La da Pernil - Roast Pork Shoulder

                                          Also the Chubby Chinese Girl at Cer Te but not sure if they serve it anymore. It was awesome. Grilled baguette, hoisin sauce, soy and citrus marinated Duck Breast, pickled cucumber and radish, lettuce and cilantro, and srilacha

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                                          Caracas Arepa Bar
                                          93 1/2 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

                                          Cer Te
                                          20 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

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                                            e0023 RE: tenedor Aug 30, 2011 10:08 PM

                                            I have to add another sandwich that most of you probably haven't tried but you really need to.

                                            The roast beef sandwich on a hero at Garden of Eden on 23rd. You have to get "Sugar" to make it at the deli. I get pesto, mustard, sauerkraut and sometimes avocado on it but you can make your own. It's huge and the roastbeef is rare and amazing. Try it!

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                                            Garden of Eden
                                            162 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

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                                              sugartoof RE: e0023 Jan 25, 2012 02:37 AM

                                              The roast beef, and the turkey sandwiches at Garden of Eden are real sleepers.
                                              I'm partial to the brie and turkey with honey mustard.

                                            2. MsAlyp RE: tenedor Aug 31, 2011 09:19 AM

                                              http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2010/1...

                                              Here is Serious Eats Sandwich Picks

                                              1. jon RE: tenedor Aug 31, 2011 08:07 PM

                                                here are my 5 favorite:

                                                tuna nicoise at bouchon bakery (my favorite sandwich in the city)
                                                the firehouse at defonte's
                                                chicken parm at torrisi's
                                                pastrami on rye at katz's
                                                navarrico at despana

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                                                Katz's Delicatessen
                                                205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

                                                Despana
                                                408 Broome St, New York, NY 10013

                                                Bouchon Bakery
                                                10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

                                                Defonte's Sandwich Shop
                                                261 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010

                                                Torrisi Italian Specialties
                                                250 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

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                                                  windycity RE: tenedor Oct 21, 2011 02:25 PM

                                                  Lobster Roll @ Luke's Lobster
                                                  The ricotta special @ Defonte's
                                                  Turkey sandwich @ Torrisi
                                                  Smoked lox and green onion cream cheese on a bagel from Russ and Daughters
                                                  hot pastrami at 2nd Ave Deli

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                                                  Russ & Daughters
                                                  179 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

                                                  Second Avenue Deli
                                                  162 E 33rd St, New York, NY 10016

                                                  Defonte's Sandwich Shop
                                                  261 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010

                                                  Luke's Lobster
                                                  93 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

                                                  Torrisi Italian Specialties
                                                  250 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

                                                  1. morisaur RE: tenedor Oct 22, 2011 08:28 PM

                                                    Porchetta at Porchetta
                                                    Smoked meat sandwich at Mile End
                                                    Carnitas taco at Pinche Taqueria
                                                    Unda chicken roll at Kati Roll
                                                    Pork bun at Momofuku Ssam Bar

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                                                    Momofuku Ssam Bar
                                                    207 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

                                                    Kati Roll Co.
                                                    99 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

                                                    Pinche Taqueria
                                                    227 Mott St, New York, NY 10012

                                                    Porchetta
                                                    110 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

                                                    1. Motosport RE: tenedor Oct 25, 2011 07:38 AM

                                                      Wow!! What a great thread!! I love sammiches and have to get to some of these places.
                                                      My two choices:
                                                      Katz's Delicatessan pastrami on rye with a little creamy cole slaw and lots of mustard.
                                                      Defonte's Sandwich shop Hot roast beef, fresh mozzarella, fried eggplant and juice.

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                                                      Katz's Delicatessen
                                                      205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

                                                      Defonte's Sandwich Shop
                                                      261 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010

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                                                        stuartlafonda RE: tenedor Oct 25, 2011 10:16 AM

                                                        In addition to all the great sandwiches already mentioned:

                                                        1. carne mechado plaintain sandwich -Patacon Pisao (truck or restaurant)

                                                        2. pastrami reuben- Untitled at the Whitney

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                                                        El Dugout Patacon Pisao
                                                        431 W 202nd St, New York, NY 10034

                                                        Untitled
                                                        945 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021

                                                        1. LeahBaila RE: tenedor Oct 25, 2011 12:26 PM

                                                          The Byggybeef, Byggyz
                                                          Carnitas cemita, Cafe Ollin
                                                          Katz's pastrami

                                                          That's all I've got.

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                                                          Katz's Delicatessen
                                                          205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

                                                          Cafe Ollin
                                                          339 E 108th St, New York, NY 10029

                                                          Byggyz
                                                          New York, New York, NY 10013

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                                                            Motosport RE: LeahBaila Oct 25, 2011 12:42 PM

                                                            Looks like Katz's Pastrami sammich has been mentioned most often.

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                                                            Anthony A RE: tenedor Jan 24, 2012 05:28 PM

                                                            Here are my picks, but this is a Manhattan List. I do not get the opportunity to visit the boroughs, so I am sure some of my perspectives would change a bit.

                                                            Hot Roast Beef- DeFonte's

                                                            Porchetta- Eataly

                                                            Turkey Sandwich-Torrisi

                                                            Carnitas Torta- El Rey Del Sabor

                                                            Prime Rib- Eataly

                                                            Honorable Mention:

                                                            Ricotta Special - DeFonte's

                                                            Roast Beef- Salumeria Biellese

                                                            Roast Turkey- Salumeria Biellese

                                                            Pig's Head Cuban- Cannibal

                                                            Shackburger- Shake Shack

                                                            Pork Buns- Momofuku
                                                            Patacon (Asado Negro)- El Cocotero

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                                                            Salumeria Biellese
                                                            376 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001

                                                            Momofuku Noodle Bar
                                                            171 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

                                                            El Cocotero
                                                            228 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

                                                            El Rey del Sabor
                                                            E 60th St and 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022

                                                            Defonte's Sandwich Shop
                                                            261 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010

                                                            Torrisi Italian Specialties
                                                            250 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

                                                            Shake Shack
                                                            154 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028

                                                            Eataly
                                                            200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

                                                            The Cannibal
                                                            113 E 29th St, New York, NY 10016

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                                                              foodwhisperer RE: Anthony A Jan 24, 2012 09:42 PM

                                                              Wow great lists.
                                                              1) juicy pastrami at katz's
                                                              2) Coconut shrimp sandwich at Nam Peng
                                                              3) Madrid Burger ( olives, capers, sundried tomatoes, feta) at Big Nick's
                                                              4) Vietnamese pork sandwich at Nicky's
                                                              5) Meatball sliders at the Meatball Shop
                                                              5 b) kalbi slider at Jung Sik

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                                                              Katz's Delicatessen
                                                              205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

                                                              Big Nick's
                                                              2175 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

                                                              Num Pang Sandwich Shop
                                                              21 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

                                                              The Meatball Shop
                                                              84 Stanton St, New York, NY 10002

                                                              Jung Sik
                                                              2 Harrison St, New York, NY 10013

                                                              Nicky's Vietnamese Sandwiches
                                                              99 Nassau St, New York, NY 10038

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                                                                rruben1 RE: foodwhisperer Jan 25, 2012 06:33 PM

                                                                I had a pastrami on rye with mustard and cole slaw from Katz' Deli on Sunday that was simply perfect. It was supernaturally delicious.

                                                                A few doors down, the Super Heebster from Russ & Daughter is just fantastic. It's a party in your mouth.

                                                                The Falafel with your choice of salads on it at SoomSoom is wonderful, and the Shawarma @ Azuri Cafe.

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                                                                Russ & Daughters
                                                                179 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

                                                                Katz's Delicatessen
                                                                205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

                                                                Azuri Cafe
                                                                465 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019

                                                                Soom Soom
                                                                166 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023

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                                                                save1 RE: Anthony A Mar 9, 2012 06:07 PM

                                                                WOW only one with the Prime Rib samich from Eataly perhaps the best sandy on this list!!

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                                                                Eataly
                                                                200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

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                                                                  Anthony A RE: Anthony A Aug 18, 2012 07:06 AM

                                                                  I have a new Top 5 Entry. Add the " Romeo" on Sfilatino with Caponata and bump the Canitas Torta at El Rey Del Sabor to honorable mention status.

                                                                  The Romeo is quite possibly the best cold cut sandwich I have ever had. The ingredients and quality are impeccable.

                                                                2. ashleylau RE: tenedor Jan 26, 2012 12:28 PM

                                                                  Katz Deli

                                                                  Pastrami & Corned Beef combo
                                                                  with the fat on Rye Bread

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                                                                  1. re: ashleylau
                                                                    Motosport RE: ashleylau Jan 26, 2012 12:43 PM

                                                                    My all time favorite!!! Actually, I order pastrami and she orders corned beef. (fatty of course) We switch halves and get the full flavor of both.

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                                                                    UWSHomeCook RE: tenedor Feb 29, 2012 08:13 AM

                                                                    I recently had the Spicy Pork Cemita and it was one of the best sandwiches I've ever had. SO good! This place is very out of the way but worth the trip!

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                                                                    Cafe Ollin
                                                                    339 E 108th St, New York, NY 10029

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                                                                      secondbecky RE: UWSHomeCook Feb 29, 2012 08:47 AM

                                                                      Oh I like this thread. Must have missed it first time around! I'm going to place one vote for the falafel at Azuri Cafe. Ezra, the owner, is actually a really sweet guy once you get to be a regular! He's no "falafel nazi" as he's been called before. Even if he was, the falafel is so out of this world, I make regular trips to Hells Kitchen from Brooklyn just for it!

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                                                                      Azuri Cafe
                                                                      465 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019

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                                                                        jerico RE: UWSHomeCook Feb 29, 2012 04:42 PM

                                                                        +1 on on Cafe Ollin cemita!

                                                                        I'm also quite a fan of pretty much anything on a hero from Ottomanelli on 88th/Park
                                                                        Whitefish bagel from Ess-a-Bagel (either one)
                                                                        Savory crepe from Bar Suzette in Chelsea Market
                                                                        Grilled chicken hero from Fat Sal's on UES (low 80s on 2nd)

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                                                                        Ess-a-Bagel
                                                                        359 1st Ave, New York, NY 10010

                                                                        Ess-a-Bagel
                                                                        831 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022

                                                                        Fat Sal's Pizza
                                                                        1603 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

                                                                        Cafe Ollin
                                                                        339 E 108th St, New York, NY 10029

                                                                        Bar Suzette
                                                                        425 W 15th St, New York, NY 10014

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                                                                        eatingbeets RE: tenedor Mar 9, 2012 09:48 PM

                                                                        A little late to the party but here's one specific to Williamsburg:

                                                                        Graham ave deli and meats - The Godfather. This sandwich is insane.
                                                                        Commodore - "Medium Breast" chicken sandwich (spicy is inedibly hot)
                                                                        5 Leaves - Burger. Maybe the best in NYC.
                                                                        Taco Santana - The taco santana with spicy pork, con todos
                                                                        Patrizia's - Chicken Parm

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                                                                          rruben1 RE: tenedor Aug 18, 2012 09:25 AM

                                                                          The Super Heebster from Russ & Daughters
                                                                          Pastrami from Katz' Deli
                                                                          Shawarama with the works from Azuri Cafe
                                                                          Turkey dressed from 2nd Avenue Deli
                                                                          Falafel, with the works, Soomsoom

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                                                                            alepenazzi RE: tenedor Aug 18, 2012 11:19 AM

                                                                            My 2 cents...

                                                                            Salumè (Soho) - any sandwich, they are all the best sandwich I could ask for..
                                                                            Ba'al (Soho) - Falafel sandwich
                                                                            Caracas Arepas Bar (East Village) - Any arepa, I always found the specials to be delicious..
                                                                            Cafe Habana (Soho) - Cuban Sandwich

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                                                                              foodwhisperer RE: alepenazzi Aug 20, 2012 10:02 PM

                                                                              Ba'al I agree is really good. I haven't been to any of the other places. But every time I go to Luke's or Porchetta I am very tempted to try the nearby Caracas Arepas,, based on Alepenazzi's rec I will do that soon.

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                                                                                alepenazzi RE: foodwhisperer Aug 21, 2012 09:07 AM

                                                                                If you have never been to any of them and you like real italian style sandwiches try Salume' first...

                                                                                Caracas Arepas can be really good and sometime just ok... A couple of weeks ago they had a special, the La de Lalo Arepa, which was great.. I hope it's still there..

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                                                                              kyph0515 RE: tenedor Aug 21, 2012 02:44 PM

                                                                              I don't have five in mind...and if I did I'm sure most of them have been covered. What i don't see, however, is Korzo Haus's "burgers" - juicy beef patties housed in deep-fried langos bread. Some of the most unique and tastiest "sandwiches" I've ever had.

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                                                                                sgordon RE: kyph0515 Aug 21, 2012 02:48 PM

                                                                                They are kind of awesome, true. I'll second that.

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                                                                                knucklesandwich RE: tenedor Aug 21, 2012 03:44 PM

                                                                                Chicken Salad with Bacon on rye at William Poll Gourmet Foods.

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                                                                                  crsin RE: tenedor Aug 21, 2012 04:51 PM

                                                                                  I'll add the Mongolian Tofu at No. 7 and the Croque Madame at Buvette. Other than these two, the rest of my list would be pretty repetitive with the rest of the thread (Shake Shack, Parm's Turkey, etc.).

                                                                                  Looking forward to spending the next few years working my way through everyone else's lists. Damn these sound good.

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