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Sarah DiGregorio's Top 10: No. 8 New York 2010 - Cheeky Sandwiches

Cheeky Sandwiches

Cheeky Sandwiches

35 Orchard St.

New York, NY 10002


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A good po'boy is no longer hard to find in New York. For one of the best, head over to Cheeky Sandwiches and order the Half-and-Half: That's half fried shrimp, half fried oysters. While you wait, listen to the sweet sound of cornmeal-battered seafood hitting hot oil. Once fried, it's tucked into a squishy but resilient white roll with mayo, tart Louisiana-style hot sauce, pickle slices, lettuce, and tomatoes. The seafood is crusty and warm against the cool lettuce and mayo; the hot sauce and pickles give the sandwich a welcome lift. But the fat, minerally oysters and sweet shrimp dominate, as they should. It's a superior sandwich in a year of excellent sandwiches.

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i live across the street. this is my fave in the neighborhood. only thing better than the po boy is din. no homillz