Manhattan’s Melt Shop went back to back with just one: Widmer’s aged cheddar and brick spread with Nueske’s thick-cut bacon and cranberry onion chutney on Levain Locale bread.
This summer, Lucy’s Whey opens an Upper East Side branch that includes a coffee and wine bar, craft beers and catering. As for the Big Cheesy, expect Lucy’s Whey to serve up a minimalist take on the sandwich with little noise from meats and garnishes. “We consider them elegant, not gut-busting,” says Thompson. Get your Big Cheesy tickets