Sandwich slingers Macnair Sillick and Sandy Hall—who got their start with a pop-up at Crown Inn—go brick-and-mortar with a Lower East Side sub shop. Snag a stool at the 12-seat bar for upscale creations: house-smoked duck banh mi with duck pâté and spicy aioli; cider-braised pork belly with brown-butter applesauce; and marinated cremini mushrooms with sautéed kale and Landaff cheese. Cocktails are mixed with house-made bitters: A celery-mint variety flavors the gin-and-cucumber zipper Keep It Green, while a cherry flavor is mixed into the Under the Tree along with vodka, lovage syrup and cranberry tonic. Empire State beers (Bluepoint, Ommegang, Southampton) and wines (Channing Daughters, Paumanok) are also available. Keeping with the DIY feel, the 30-seat space is decorated with antique gilded mirrors, steel sourced from a 1940s factory and bowling-alley wood tables.
Black Tree Sandwich Shop
|Venue name:||Black Tree Sandwich Shop||Contact:|
131 Orchard St
|Cross street:||between Delancey and Rivington Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed 5pm–midnight; Thu noon–midnight; Fri, Sat noon–2am; Sun noon–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: J, Z, M to Delancey–Essex Sts|
|Price:||Average sandwich: $11. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|