200 5th Ave
New York, NY 10010
You all know now that I love Eataly (especially after my trip to Italy). LAW and I were in the neighborhood and decided to grab a quick lunch. G.B. had told me numerous times that him and N.T. always split the Prime Rib sandwich from Eataly’s Rosticceria. This butcher counter sells a different meat per day of the week (for example, porchetta Thursdays and meatball Fridays). You can buy roasted meat and rotisserie chicken by the pound, or buy freshly made sandwiches and sides (they have roasted brussels sprouts!).
This beauty here is the Prime Rib sandwich ($11.80 for regular, $14.80 for large), which is luckily offered everyday. It is made with black angus beef rom Donley Ranch in Kansas, Taggiascan EVOO from Roi, and housemade porcini rub. I’m not a huge meat person so typically don’t love bare meat sandwiches. But ohhhhh baby, this meat sandwich can be bare for me all day long. It is flavorful, juicy, kind of fatty, and just SO DAMN FLAVORFUL (intentional repetition). The butcher halves a fresh baguette (also so good: crusty on the outside, soft yet chewy on the inside), puts olive oil all over it, sticks in the meat, and puts some shaved slices of salt (yes, slices of salt) on top. You know that thing Italians do with their hands when something tastes good? The bring their fingers together and kiss all five of them? That’s what I’m doing now.
LAW and I also shared a tomato mozzarella foccacia and this Giulietta sandwich ($9.80) with housemade mozzarella, basil oil, sea salt, and heirloom tomatoes. It was much lighter than the prime rib, which made the two an excellent pair. We happily munched on our three delicious items while basking in the sun, admiring the timeless beauty of the Flatiron building. Come along, Spring! I’m ready for you.