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Cutty's Brings a Signature Sandwich to Boston

Cutty's Brings a Signature Sandwich to Boston

If you want world-class lobster rolls, perfect steamers, impeccable fresh-shucked oysters, or an enclave of the best Sichuan restaurants on the east coast, Boston is your town. But unlike, say, New York with its Reuben, Philly with its cheesesteak, or Chicago with its Italian Beef, Boston doesn't have a signature sandwich. Until now, that is. When I first heard that Charles Kelsey and his wife Rachel Toomey—both Cook's Illustrated alums—were going to turn the obsessive, perfection-bent mindset of the magazine into producing the best sandwiches, I knew that something serious was going to happen: Boston would finally get a world-class sandwich joint.

Cutty's Week, Day 2: The Spicy Pork Torta

Cutty's Week, Day 2: The Spicy Pork Torta

A celebrity* invented this sandwich, but that's not why it became famous. According to Kelsey, the Spicy Pork Torta ($7.99) is another one of those examples of the staff mixing and matching X,Y, and Z from the raw materials they keep on hand, and coming up with something amazing.

Cutty's Week, Day 3: Broccoli Rabe Torta

Cutty's Week, Day 3: Broccoli Rabe Torta

Affectionately dubbed "the sleeper hit of the shop," this Wednesday special ($7.50) was born out of leftovers from some of Cutty's bigger-name sensations. The sautéed broccoli rabe and the crispy, sesame-studded Iggy's roll comes from Saturday's Pork Rabe Torta; hand-pulled fresh mozzarella from the Spuckie; and their kickass tangy-sweet tomato jam from the seasonal, can't-wait-for-/can't-let-go-of-summer BLTJ.

Cutty's Week, Day 4: The Spuckies

Cutty's Week, Day 4: The Spuckies

The Spuckie ($4.10/half, $7.95/whole) is the only sandwich on the menu with a real history, Kelsey says. Originally when he was dreaming up his business, he'd envisioned a muffaletta truck. Sometime after the truck plan evolved into a brick-and-mortar op, the muffaletta turned into the Spuckie, South Boston's take on the Big Easy classic.

A Sandwich a Day: Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich at Cutty's

A Sandwich a Day: Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich at Cutty's

For Cutty's special "Super Cluckin' Sunday" (they're usually closed on Sundays) they're serving a rarely offered but insanely popular menu item: the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich. If you're in or near the Boston area this weekend, you need to get yourself to Cutty's.