Last Friday, one of the developers at work suggested we take a long lunch by sitting down at a restaurant. We usually grab food and eat at our desks so I was definitely excited about going to a restaurant and leaving the office for a bit. We ended up at ‘wichcraft, Tom Colicchio’s sandwich chain around the city. The last time I visited a ‘wichcraft, I ordered the pole caught tuna sandwich and loved it so much that I recreated the recipe. I didn’t want to order the pole caught tuna sandwich again so I ended up going with a recommendation from a coworker – the roasted turkey sandwich with bacon, avocado, and caramelized onions:
I also ordered a side of tomato soup:
The turkey also was on the dry side and a little flavorless and the ratio of innards to ciabatta bun was a little off but the sandwich was pretty good. I wasn’t a huge fan of the onions because I thought they were too sweet, but if I were to recreate the sandwich, I’d probably make it more like a Thanksgiving turkey sandwich. On the other hand, the tomato soup was delicious and I’d drink it every day even though it’s summer!
My coworker, Michael, ordered the chickpea sandwich with roasted peppers, green olives, lemon, and arugula on country bread:
Even though he’s not a vegetarian, he said it was a good and hearty sandwich.
‘wichcraft on 20th has a lot of additional seating on the second floor, including a nice patio area to eat and relax if you have extra time. We sat at a community table indoors but decided that we should definitely come back soon for the outdoor seating. Lunch was expensive – around $15 for both my soup and sandwich, but it was a nice Friday treat.