Yo, Adrian!

Various folks (Robyn included) have been singing the praises of Crosby Connection, the microscopic sandwich stall that is perched at the top of the eponymous street in NoHo.  Despite its relative proximity to my workplace, I had never gone over there until today, but, feeling a little bored with my sandwich options in the near proximity, elected to take a stroll down Houston Street and soak up some cool breeze and sun.

A few observations: The staff (a two-man team) are friendly to a fault, the menus are photocopied and barely-readable scribblings, and the prices are so low that it’ll bring a tear to the eye of the even the most-jaded Broadway-Houston lunch buyer.  Seriously, most of the sandwiches are $6, the exception being the sans-meat mozzarella sandwich, and the paninis (so upscale!) range from $6-$7.

I tried an “Italian stallion” sandwich today, which featured cappicola, salami, provolone, roasted red peppers, basil, and vinegar and oil.  It also featured tomatoes, which were serviceable if a little crispy, but you could always order the sandwich without (the menu proclaims, “feel free to customize”).  It came to me out of a fridge pre-made, but seemed to be plenty fresh, and the bread (sesame!) was in no way soggy.

It was a good sandwich in the classic “hero” vein – obviously not in accordance with my recent minimalist hero creed, but the taste more than made up for it.  I will certainly be back.

On the way back, I noticed that the space that, until recently, housed the mini-burger place “Burger Joint” and, previous to that, Pop’s Pierogies, has now opened as a western outpost of 3rd Avenue’s 99 Miles to Philly.  It’s not nearly as good a cheesesteak as Carl’s, but it’s nice to see the space get used for something good and greasy (as the previous mini-burgers were).

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2 responses to “Yo, Adrian!

  1. I think there have been times when I’ve seen 3 or 4 people shoved into that tiny space. SANDWICH FACTORY! Woo. 😀I thought most of the sandwiches were actually $5!…or maybe the price went up.

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