Donated by @CheekySandwiches: 1 Sandwich, 1 Soda & 1 Bag of Chips
Cheeky Sandwiches, 35 Orchard Street (Hester Street), Lower East Side, no telephone, cheekysandwiches.com, a charmingly rustic New Orleans-flavored shop tucked into a sliver of a space, is open for breakfast, too. At 8 a.m., there are mini-beignets (3 for $1) and chicory-blended coffee. But if you want a truly rare taste of the Big Easy, go during lunch and order the half-and-half po’ boy, dressed ($8.50). You’ll get oysters on one side, shrimp on the other. Both are moist, plump and fried in a cornmeal-flour dredge that’s spiced with Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Seasoning or Zatarain’s Creole Seasoning. Shredded lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, mayonnaise, ketchup and a squirt each of Tabasco and lemon juice round out the works, just as they should. Image and write-up from NYT.
Retail Value: $20-$25