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Tiny’s Average, Roach Revenge

At the insistence from New Yorkers, I felt I was obligated to try Tiny’s. It’s a Tiny room run by a short french man, named ‘Tiny’. Just kidding, I have no idea who Tiny is or what it’s referring to — it’s not the sandwiches. They are fairly large, tasty, all-around solid sandwiches. The chicken parmesan ($7.50) was “good, but not the best I’ve ever had,” said one companion. Another got the boldly named “Hammer” but had only this to say,”It’s good,” while nodding — but not smiling. Sounds like a lame hammer. After the 30 minutes hungry-walk/trek to the LES, it’s understandable why they were a little needy. The 10 minute wait didn’t help lower expectations. I felt needy too and filled it with a chicken cordon bleu sandwich ($8.00), because it seemed new and inventive. A whole dinner dish right there in my hands! It was tasty, but a little dry and chewy.

While chompin’ on his ‘Hammer’, my friend noticed a 2-inch cockroach running around on the floor near the door. It was disgusting. Usually, nothing separates me from my sandwich, I am in the ‘zen state’ cherishing the swirl of flavor and texture. Apparently, this nasty bug running around on the floor was distracting enough to break my monk-like concentration (I blame those little feet!). Although he was scurrying around pretty fast, the incredible eyes of SimplySandwiches, captured it on film! Look in the top left:

roach in the sandwich shop!

I had high hopes for Tiny’s. I always do when I find a mostly-dedicated sandwich shop (the menu includes salads). Even with the benefits of starvation, Tiny’s was just okay. The sandwiches were competent but not stellar. The ambiance was cute, but roach-ed. I’d stop in if I was starving and it was near by, but I doubt I’ll ever go out of my way to go back.

The Hammer: Smoked black forest ham, sundried tomato, fresh tomato and sliced onion on toasted sliced 7-grain bread

blackforest ham from tiny’s sandwich shop

black forest ham 2sandwich from tinys

black forest ham  3 sandwich from tinys

Chicken Cordon Bleu: Breaded chicken cutlet, smoked black forest ham, swiss and tomato on toasted semolina roll or hero.

chicken cordon bleu sandwich from tinys

chicken cordon bleu sandwich from tinys, bitten

Chicken Parmesan: Breaded chicken cutlet, marinara sauce, melted mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, on toasted sesame semolina.

chicken parm from tinys

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