Despite construction at the sites of the old Dark Room, El Sombrero, and Motor City, Ludlow Street is looking a little livelier these days: Sweet Chick filled the old Max Fish space in June, the Ludlow Hotel’s Lobby Bar opened last month (with Dirty French coming soon), and now, across the street, 100 Montaditos has opened its second NYC location.
As you’ll recall from when it opened on Bleecker Street, the Spanish chain serves up 100 varieties of tiny sandwiches on mini baguettes that are baked to order. The montaditos come in savory flavors (Philly steak and chorizo, to name just one) as well as sweet (heavy cream, dulce de leche and almonds, to name another). And you can wash them down with tap beer or the Spanish teenager’s beverage of choice — the calimocho (Coke and red wine).
100 Montaditos, 177 Ludlow St, nr. Houston St.; (646) 666-099