"What's better than a really great sandwich?" said Alexandra Raij, the chef at Tia Pol and El Quinto Pino, who is hosting a sandwich potluck for friends at her apartment next week. "Nothing that I've ever made."
It should be noted that Ms. Raij is the inventor of several memorable sandwiches, including one filled with sea urchin and drizzled with fragrant mustard oil. But with all respect to her uni panini, it is not a real New York sandwich. Slim and precise, it lacks the compressed, complete pleasures of the Cuban sandwich, the heft and chew of a fully loaded gyro, the cool crunch of a Vietnamese banh mi.
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