Recently Opened Restaurants
by Julie Besonen, 09/02/2014
Photo: Liz Barclay
Meat Hook Sandwich Shop
495 Lorimer St., 718-302-4665, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
The submarine sandwiches here sink the local competition due to being constructed of the best meat and the best bread money can buy. Meat Hook Sandwich Shop, from partners Tom Mylan, Brent Young and Ben Turley, sources its proteins from their esteemed Meat Hook butchery within the Brooklyn Kitchen a few blocks away. Monsters in size, the sandwiches are manageably squishy, so not much falls away when chomping down. The menu changes regularly, but there are a few standouts to look for. The classic Italian hero holds thinly shaved pepperoni, mortadella, sopressata and mozzarella, spiked with pickled cherry peppers, red onion and a goodly amount of shredded iceberg lettuce. The long-smoked brisket is incredible, loaded with spicy hunks of toasted panzanella and pickled vegetables, with portions large enough for two meals, but so delicious you'll find it hard to stop eating. The industrial space is tiny, with just a few seats, but orders come out swiftly and with a smile. (Then you'll be the happy one.) Just make sure you're here between 11am and 4pm or you're out of luck.