I feel like getting two posts out of the way, so here goes.
#28, Chicken Shawarma, Karam
Incredible, edible shawarma at a hole-in-the-wall joint in Bay Ridge. This was a delicious sandwich, albeit a bit messy; the whole thing pretty much fell apart in my hands as I was eating it. Many a napkin were lost in pursuit of satiation. They deliver, so you have no excuse.
#31, Muffuletta, Fort Defiance
Defiant, indeed. This hip, on-the-line-of-being-too-smarmy-for-its-britches restaurant is in faraway Red Hook, and they didn’t make it easy for Eva and I to eat this sandwich.
The Muffuletta is only served on weekdays from the hours of 11 AM - 3 PM, which makes it a tricky sandwich to pull off if you’re not interested in taking a four hour lunch break at work (we had to wait until President’s Day for the perfect storm of schedule availability). We actually initially went to Fort Defiance on a weekend, and finding out the sandwich wasn’t on the menu after the long trip was one of the most disheartening moments of this whole sandwich project.
Two versions of the Muffuletta are served at Fort Defiance: pressed and unpressed. One tastes like any old panino, the other tastes more unique. I recommend the cold version and a Barbados Buck (their version of the dark and stormy cocktail) if you ever manage to get out there.