No one knows exactly how many sandwiches there are at Sunny & Annie’s, an unassuming 24/7 corner deli on Avenue B, but it’s safe to say it might be in the hundreds. The place doesn’t have a menu, just dozens of Sharpie-scrawled paper signs plastered willy-nilly over the deli case. On the back of their business card, however, there’s a short list of a few signatures, many of them named for politicos, like the John Kerry (lemon chicken, chipotle pepper, fresh mozzarella, onion, avocado, tomato, and cilantro). Realizing our limitations, the U.G. didn’t attempt to try them all, but among the ones we did sample, our favorite was the P.H.O. Real (roast beef, bean sprouts, basil, cilantro, tomato, onion, hoisin, Sriracha). It takes on the considerable challenge of translating a bowl of Vietnamese pho into a kaiser-roll sandwich, and pretty much succeeds. So did nearly all the other half-dozen sandwiches we wolfed down on a recent late-night visit—even, surprisingly enough, the Biden, which is a chicken-cutlet combo served on a flattened, toasted jumbo croissant.Ideal Meal
The P.H.O. Real.