The new dining mecca Verjus, which serves gourmet sandwiches at lunch at a teeny wine bar, offers local favorites from American cities including Mr. Chang’s Buns from the East Village in New York. Midnight Cuban from Seattle, Washington, and Bakesale Betty from Oakland, California. I’m a sucker anytime or anywhere for fried chicken and the Bakesale Betty had fried chicken coleslaw, and spicy mustard vinaigrette. I chose the formule, which included dessert and beverage for 15 euros.
The cute retro wrapping of the sandwich in wax paper and brown cord along with soda in a glass bottle, dessert in a white paper bag illustrated with daisies and croissants, and an aqua-and-white striped napkin made me want to ride a Schwinn bicycle with long streamers hanging down from the handle bars.