Although I love trying new things and finding new experiences, there is one lunch in NYC that I keep going back to, week after week after week. I am absolutely obsessed with the tomato soup & grilled cheese sandwich (with a free ice water please) from 'wichcraft (locations all around the city). I am estimating that I have eaten this incredible meal at least once a week for a year. This means that 20% of my lunches look exactly like this:
This also means that I have spent about $500 this past year on tomato soup and grilled cheese. Yes, you are calculating that correctly...this meal costs $9.74! It sounds ridiculous, I know, but please keep in mind that for every twelve 'wichcraft sandwiches you buy, you earn one free! This averages out to only $8.99 a lunch. If the lovely employee who punched my card twice each time I bought a sandwich still worked there (I really hope he wasn't fired for this and instead went on to act on Broadway or to be an extra in Glee), it would average out to only $8.35. I realize I could make my own version for a few dollars, but I am not good at resisting melted cheese and this is basically my only serving of vegetables each week.
I had a huge sense of accomplishment today as I so very proudly redeemed my completely filled-out sandwich card to get my free lunch. And as I was eating, I felt exactly like this (with an extra Acutrim commercial for your viewing pleasure):