Cer Te’s Texas Heart Attack is the Perfect Hangover Cure
When I heard about Cer Te’s newest sandwich that debuted on Monday, I stopped on by to check it out-DOH scores be damned! For the record, I’ve been taking the DOH scores rather lightly. I’ve spied terrible things in some of the A or B restaurants, and Cer Te has never made me sick. The other day, there wasn’t a grade at all in their window-that’s a definite no-no if you’ve been scored. But onto the sandwich…
The sandwich consists of chicken fried steak and macaroni and cheese on Texas toast. Much to my dismay, the macaroni wasn’t of the elbow variety, but acini de pepe (peppercorns) pasta. I will say that this is by far one of the biggest Cer Te sandwiches, a definite plus for those of you with bigger appetites. I didn’t come close to finishing the whole thing. The combining of savory steak and salty cheese with crunch from the fried breading made my belly happy. I’d have loved it even more if I was in need of a decent hangover cure. But the sandwich did have some structural problems.
Since the steak is one piece, all it takes is one tough, messy bite for the entire piece to leave the sandwich. It is not cute sitting there with a huge piece of half-breaded steak hanging out of your mouth. That said, the breading also came off at times which made me sad. At the end, I was basically eating a mac and cheese sandwich with steak and breading on the side. Not that I minded, it still tasted good. And I didn’t get sick or have a heart attack-something I consider a win.
Cer Te, 20 W 55th St (btw 5+6th), 212-397-2020