Meet Uncle Sammie.
The popular lunch spot Certe has special sandwiches each month and this month's special is the Uncle Sammie. It's pulled bbq chicken with corn, green beans and a bacon-potato puree on a roll. It's perfect for summer - light but flavorful and filling. It would be great for a picnic or a bbq. And somehow, despite the fact that I had to walk 15-20 minutes to get it back to my desk, it was not soggy and did not fall apart, but was also not dry. I don't know how they do it.
The sandwich also came with a little container of cole slaw, adding to the picnic/bbq feel of the lunch. I always intend to head to Certe to try the monthly special sandwich but usually miss it. This month, when I heard what was in the sandwich, I knew I had to try it. I'm really glad I got there today before the sandwich changes in August!
Certe is located on West 55th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. The front is for take-out but they have a restaurant in the back with waiter service. They also have really good catering, which I can vouch for since we have gotten it at work.