Sandwich Craze Spirals Out of Control, Collides With Salad World

Photo: Midtown Lunch

Heretofore a booster, Midtown Lunch is getting prickly about the bánh mì craze — first because of a ridiculous bánh mì salad at Chop’t (don’t they know bánh mì means bread?) and second because of an $11 bánh mì at FreeFoods NYC that’s made with free-range chicken. Also in sandwich news, peppers and olives importer Mezzetta is holding its second annual sandwich competition. Submit a winning recipe at the contest’s website and they’ll give you $25,000 plus a trip to Napa Valley (because it’s the sandwich capital of the world?). We might just enter our patented truffuletta (a muffuletta made with truffles) — beat that, Artisanal sandwich dude!