The newest sandwich to debut in Manhattan looks like it'll take about 350 napkins to get through. Meet Hank's Juicy Beef, a new Tribeca sandwich shop slapping together Italian beef sandwiches popular with denizens of the Windy City. We'll allow it, as long as there are no further moves to push Chicago "pizza" anywhere outside of Illinois.
The juicy sandwiches are a bit like the French Dip. Thinly sliced beef piled onto a hoagie roll—or sub rolls or Italian rolls, whatever they call soft, torpedo-shaped bread—with maybe some provolone cheese but definitely some giardineira, pickled vegetables that can be supplemented with hot peppers. The sandwiches are dipped in a flavorful jus of drippings, hence the mess.
Hank's has some other sandwiches available, including a vegetarian Eggplant Parm ($10.75), a Hot Italian Sausage ($9.75) and a combo of the beef and sausage ($12.75). They've even got a trendy power bowl ($10.75) if you're watching your carbs or you've given up on life.
84 Chambers Street, (646) 681-2641