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.
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.
SANDWICHES DON’T LOVE US
BY NANCY MENDOZA
Sandwiches don’t love us.
Hone the proportions
Of lunch, articulate
the boundaries of our preferences
and aversions, unsparingly reveal
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,
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.