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77 Solid

The guy behind Melt Shop has teamed up with the former owner of Bark Hot Dogs for this sandwich shop, which serves bánh mì, Italian combos, and more.

135 Fourth Ave., New York, NY, 10003


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The lowdown

A good sandwich is never far out of reach in New York, but it’s not every day the man behind your roast turkey with smoked Gouda has a résumé like Josh Sharkey. The chef — who worked for the likes of Daniel Boulud, Floyd Cardoz, and Gray Kunz — made a name for himself at Bark Hot Dogs, the consistently acclaimed franks shop that preceded this moment of cheffy fast food. Sharkey unexpectedly shuttered both locations, but Melt Shop founder Spencer Rubin and Little Beet owner Aurify Brands recruited him to be their sandwich-artist-in-chief. Sharkey, whose official title is culinary director, has put his bread-and-stuff bona fides to good use with a menu of nine sandwiches, a mix of takes on American standards and international classics. That means you can order a maple-ginger sausage, egg, and cheese with both pimento and cheddar or an Italian combo with jardiniere, while your friend opts for a mushroom falafel and miso-charred zucchini or chicken and chorizo torta. Additionally, customers are be able to make their own sandwiches with a litany of fillings to choose from. There are sides like apple-date slaw and a triple-chocolate cookie offered solo or in sandwich form with vanilla gelato from Il Laboratorio del Gelato.

Chris Crowley

What you need to know

Recommended DishesSausage, egg, and cheese; steak and salsa verde.

DrinksBeer & Wine Only

Noise LevelCivilized