Smoked Brisket Sandwich
Where: Fatty 'Cue
Neighborhood: West Village
Address: 50 Carmine St.
Ingredients: Smoked brisket, baguette, chili jam, aioli, pickled red onion, smoked cheddar, cilantro
Chef Says: "Our brisket is super tender, and it has just the right amount of fat to make each bite mouthwatering." —Anthony Masters, Chef de Cuisine
Why We Love It: We have a soft spot for brisket in our meat-driven hearts, which might be why Fatty Cue's tender cubes of brisket get us a little emotional. The meat's slight smokiness is cut by a sweet and spicy chili jam, a Southeast Asian kick that plays well against a savory layer of melted cheddar. A heavy spread of aioli on the toasted baguette adds a final layer of indulgence that is only slightly offset by lighter flavors of pickled red onion and cilantro. Come for lunch, and schedule a nap shortly afterwards.