I Can Eat 50 Eggs: FoodHeads

In honor of Paul Newman and “Cool Hand Luke,” I’ll review 50 days of eggs from 50 different restaurants.
Day 23: FoodHeads
616 W. 34 th St. 420-8400, www.foodheads.com.
Hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday. 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday-Friday. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday.
By Mike Sutter | Fed Man Walking | 01.23.12
Egg salad is the most ADD of the sandwich salads. So easily distracted by shiny things, by pickles and sprouts and crazy bread and whatever else you wave in front of it. And at FoodHeads, they wave plenty of things in front of their $7.99 egg salad sandwich, starting with nine-grain bread that’s like a home for wayward seeds: sunflower, pumpkin, poppy, sesame. But it’s a nice home, toasty and sturdy with stout brown siding.
Then come alfalfa sprouts as tangled as a hedgerow, with red onion and tomato scattered around like lawn toys. Then comes the Xbox of distractions: silky prosciutto with a high-gloss sheen and the lazy allure of salt and fat. A side of icebox pickles is like an iPod, flooding whatever empty spots are left with music, or whatever the kids are calling razor-thin sweet-and-sour cucumbers these days.
Who could blame poor egg salad for having a short attention span in that environment, for not having a personality of its own? But here’s the thing: it’s really the egg salad’s world. All the rest of this stuff is just living in it. With cracked pepper and pickle to back up the mustard-and-mayo alchemy of a well-cooked golden yolk and sturdy whites, this egg salad isn’t distracted. It’s just waiting for you to catch up.
Tea time: FoodHeads joins forces with Tea Embassy to bring you three options for iced tea: Green Tropics with mango, a green tea called Strawberry Cream and a black tea with almond and coconut called Snow Flake. It’s like iced tea meets cream soda. Distract yourself with a little of each for $2.25.
(Photos by Mike Sutter © Fed Man Walking)
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