Friday, March 18, 2011

Food Porn Friday - Eggplant Parm at No. 7 Sub


The area around the Ace Hotel has become somewhat of a food destination in the past couple of years. I've already talked about The Breslin and almost made it to John Dory Oyster Bar. Since I don't drink coffee too much, I didn't mention Stumptown Coffee either. There's one more place though, a gourmet sandwich shop called No. 7 Sub. No.7 Sub is actually the Manhattan outpost of a Fort Greene, Brooklyn restaurant, No. 7. Husband J and I have been to No. 7 before, but I think we are definitely due back.

It's a pretty simple set up. No. 7 Sub sells sandwiches and not much else. Actually that's not true. They sell pickles, potato chips, homemade soda and Coca-Cola (there's diet, too).


Also there's really not anywhere to sit. Just two counters where you can eat standing.

Also just know that these sandwiches are NOT cheap.


For some reason lately, I've been feeling guilty about eating meat. I eat it perhaps maybe once per week, but I was a pescetarian until last year (actually until I started this blog). I thought I would go back to my vegetarian-esque roots here. I was going to get this sandwich:

Sounds good, right?

Then I got to the counter to order, and these words came out of my mouth instead:
I'm supposed to be trying to be healthy here. Jalapenos & BBQ Potato Chips reeled me in.


No. 7 Sub Eggplant Parm Sandwich
Side view


Front view

I am going to say that this sandwich is comfort between two pieces of hero bread. It was a cold late winter day and having a warm sandwich made me feel at home even if I was eating while standing and still wearing my coat. I actually liked that there was no marinara sauce. The jalapeno peppers were not super spicy and really an unexpected contrast to the fried eggplant. I would never thought about BBQ potato chips on a gourmet sandwich, but it added smokiness and sweetness to what could have been bland fried eggplant.

Sandwiches are not usually my thing. Now I'm on a quest to try all of these sandwiches. No. 7 Sub sells a highly regarded brussels sprout reuben sandwich and a fried clam sandwich, too.


No. 7 Sub
1188 Broadway (between 28th + 29th Streets)
New York, NY 10001

Happy Weekend!

4 comments:

BigAppleNosh said...

Yum - I haven't had the best encounters with eggplant, but that looks really good! :)

Tiffany said...

I don't even like eggplant, but OMG that sandwich looks SO good!

Katie said...

I...want...one...now!!!!!

Nellie said...

Now that is the kind of sub shop I want to visit! I hope you get a chance to go back for the tofu one! Sounds delish too!

 

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