‘One Brooklyn Under A Bun’

In honor of National Sandwich Day, November 3rd, we rounded up the best sammies from 20+ local restaurants. With everything from Saltie’s Scuttlebutt (hard boiled egg, feta, black olives, capers, pickles, pimenton aioli) to Court St. Grocers‘ Italian Combo (Salami, capicola, mortadella, swiss cheese, mozzarella, pecorino romano, egg hoagie spread, arugula, red onion, mayo, on a caputo’s seeded club roll) our 13+foot sando proudly displayed the diversity, ingenuity, and flavor that one borough can pack between two pieces of bread.

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all photos by Tim Gibson unless otherwise noted

A big thanks to our “One Brooklyn Under A Bun” sandwich contributors and to poets Nancy Mendoza and David MacGougan, whose sandwich poems were read aloud at the unveiling.

66 Hope Cafe Marlow & Daughters
The Bagel Store The Meatball Shop
Campbell Cheese & Grocery Meat Hook Sandwich
Court Street Grocer Nam Nam
Dépanneur No 7 Sub
Eastern District Otha’s
Five Leaves Red Star
Grilled Cheese Social Saltie
Knife The Sandwich Shop
La Goulette Scratchbread
Lincoln Station Summers
Little Neck
Lodge

 

SANDWICHES DON’T LOVE US

BY NANCY MENDOZA

Sandwiches don’t love us.
Forever they
Hone the proportions
Of lunch, articulate
the boundaries of our preferences
and aversions, unsparingly reveal
our compromises.

But when the mayonnaise.
When the soft bun or the tomato jam.
When the micro greens
Or the grassy cheese.
When the French ham curling
On itself. When we stack

Beyond mere self and lavish
All of our style and form-making
In a piquant risk to find
What lies between us,
Sandwiches love.

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SWEET 23′ SANDWICH O’ MINE
BY DAVID K. MACGOUGAN

Tis true that blackness swallows all,
though some men choose their Siren’s call.
No nobler cause be found, I pray,
that I take one more bite today.

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Makeshift Member Angeli with Campbell Cheese & Grocery’s Spicy Turkey (photo Emma Rodriguez)

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Sandwich Day poster artwork by Cait Brennan