Earlier today, a tipster sent in word: “Pretty sure Tiny’s is done for, and if so, I would be devastated. This place made the best sandwiches I have ever tasted. EVER. SPICY RIZZAK RIP.” Of course, our tipster is speaking of Tiny’s Giant Sandwich Shop, the Lower East Sider that predated the current sandwich craze.
The timing is eerie, since Serious Eats profiled the Spicy Rizzak today, just hours before word got out about the closure. One of that site’s commenters says the shop has been closed for “at least a couple of weeks.” It’s uncertain whether Tiny’s will reopen — a call to their number was forwarded to an area-code 917 number with a full mailbox.