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By Steven Li on 2006-04-20

April 20, 2006


Let’s flip back the pages of the calendar and pretend I’m still in nyc for spring break. What does an after an afternoon snack but before a dinner appetizer call for? Hehehe. An Elvis from Peanut Butter & Co.. On Sullivan St., right near NYU’s Kimmel Center is a dear little, highly overpriced shop that sells a dozen or so variations on the classic peanut butter sandwich. They have everything from a fluffernutter to sandwich with cinnamon raisin peanut butter, cream cheese and apple slices. Running $7-8 a piece, you know you’re getting ripped off, but geez, a store just for peanut butter sandwiches? Even a cheapie like me takes the occasion pleasure of unjustified splurging.

It’s the Elvis for me. I get it on half white, half wheat, grilled with thick gobs of extra chunky peanut butter, sweet banana slices, a luscious drizzle (or pour) of honey, and if that wasn’t heart attack inducing enough, slices of crispy bacon tucked in. Apparently this was Elvis’ favorite late night treat. It’s now one of mine. There’s every flavor and texture in here – the soft mellow bananas, crisp warm bacon melting into savory peanut butter mixed with chunks of nuts and gooey honey binding everything together between hot toasty bread. What a way to go.

(I’m such a loser. I bought their cookbook just for the sake of the pretty pictures even though none of the recipes in there are actual recipes but more along the lines of, “how to assemble a variety of pb&j’s”)

240 Sullivan Street
Greenwich Village
New York, NY 10012
(212) 677-3995

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