Our favorite sandwich shops
Sandwiches deserve as much respect as any other dish -- maybe more. Creating a great sandwich entails finding the proper bread and treating it correctly, filling it with just the right amount (or, perhaps, a little too much) of meats and/or vegetables, heightening the flavors with carefully considered condiments and serving the whole shebang with a collegial side dish. Here are some places that get it all right. --JOAN REMINICK
Cook's Scratch Kitchen & Bakery $ | Shopping, Restaurant, Breakfast, Lunch 1014 Fort Salonga Rd. East Northport Winners include the dueling Reubens -- the "traditionalist," made with corned beef, sauerkraut and melted Swiss grill-pressed on rye, versus the "hipster," done with house-cured smoked pork, Gruyère, stout mustard and fennel kraut on grilled sourdough -- and a chicken sandwich with moist, house-roasted chicken, house-pickled vegetables, sriracha aioli and fresh herbs tucked into a crusty baguette.
Farm Country Kitchen $ | Eclectic, Sandwiches 513 W. Main St. Riverhead In a charming little house set back from the main road, chef-owner Tom Carson defines ...
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Press 195 $$ | Lounge, Sandwiches 22 North Park Ave. Rockville Centre Sandwiches are at the center of Press 195, the Long Island offshoot of a Brooklyn original. Favorites among hot press sandwiches: No. 10 (Prosciutto di Parma, fresh mozzarella, tomato), No. 9 (house-roasted pork, cilantro, Monterey Jack, jalapeños, roasted garlic spread) and No. 28 (grilled eggplant, roasted red pepper, smoked Gouda, garlic spread).Critic rating
Roast Sandwich House $$ | Sandwiches 827 Walt Whitman Rd. Melville Virtually everything here is made in-house, starting with roasted meats, and sandwich fillings are composed in harmonious, ingenious ways. Definites: braised brisket and grilled cheese sandwich on sourdough; California BLT with roast beef and garlic aioli on ciabatta; meatball on a garlic toasted Cuban hero; and barbecue roast pork with grilled pineapple, Cheddar and roasted poblano aioli.User rating