New York Minute, 491 Mount Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds. Phone: 9043 1838
Just a couple of weeks after first visiting New York Minute, word is out that the full menu line-up is of offer.
It’s time to return to check out their list of American-style sandwiches.
Saturday lunchtime becomes a cheery social occasion, with yours truly joined by foodie-all-over-town Nat Stockley, Ms Baklover of Footscray Food Blog and her girls.
My Brisket On A Roll makes a nice lunch, but it’s not something I’ll order again.
The cold beef is OK and accompanied by a Picalilli-style pickle; the advertised cheese seems to have made no appearance.
The chips are something else again – and a big step up from that first visit, going from satisfactory to near-sensational.
They’re hot, crispy but tender inside – it’s a good thing Ms Baklover relents and orders a big bowl for her brood, or we could’ve had a riot on our hands.
She and Nat both order the Pulled Pork Roll with “creamy coleslaw and smoky BBQ sauce” (top photo).
Their sandwiches look damn fine to me and I’m envious.
But thy both mention a sweetness in the sauce that becomes tiresome as their meals unfold.
The girls share the Philly Cheese Steak, which I foolishly don’t nail with a usable photograph.
Somewhat to my surprise, as we are organising our departure, Ms Baklover opines that it has been the best of the lot; so that’ll be my lot next time out.
I suspect New York Minute may struggle to impress ardent and picky fans of such American-style sandwiches.
But I’m not complaining after splitting while having paid a mere $14 for sandwich, terrific chips and a a full-size can of that Coca Cola stuff.
See earlier story and menu here.