"Born in Naples, raised in New York, cooked in Lisbon, back in New York," reads the City Sandwich website in regards to chef Michael Guerrieri. And those "ItaLisboNyorker" flavors really work; there's blood sausage, soaked codfish, and fresh oregano. For the carb averse—or for those looking for the perfect crunch--Guerrieri removes the insides from each loaf of bread so that the exterior gets crispy and the whole bundle is relatively light. And he makes yogurt-based spread—no mayo here.
What to order: Diane (grilled radicchio, grilled onions, roasted tomato, roasted zucchini, goat cheese, sweet balsamic vinegar, olive oil) $9.50
City Sandwich, 645 9th Avenue (between 45th and 46th Streets); 646-684-3916.
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