2.28.2011

8 Tables turns to sandwich shop

Down the street, Farber is turning his once intimate, exclusive dining room into a sandwich shop with a Brooklynese twist.

The name is Sangwych — "It’s like a sandwich, but better," said Farber, who is a Brooklynite via New Haven, Conn., and says the term aptly exemplifies his vernacular.

What makes a sangwych better than a sandwich?

"All the love we put into it," Farber quipped.

The menu will include vegetarian sandwiches and those of the meat variety: meatballs, pork belly, chicken burger and even tuna nachos.

After spending a couple summers in the little 68 Putnam St. eatery serving private dinners, Farber had put it up for sale, but there were no takers. He already expanded the fine dining concept to 17 Maple Ave. late last year, so now he’s going ahead with the sandwich shop in the location.

"And I’ve always wanted to do that so I figured I’d do it," Farber said, of opening a year-round operation for eat-in, takeout and delivery of more casual food.

The average "sangwych" will run $7 to $10; soups, salads and other lunch items will be available, too. The opening is slated for March or April.

Look for the website soon: www.sangwych.com.

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