A few doors down from Top Chef Season 6 winner Michael Voltaggio’s newly opened high-end Ink restaurant is his four-inch-sandwich shop. Highlights include the cold fried chicken served with house-made ranch cheese (it includes curds of centrifuged buttermilk), and the José Andrés (aka the Spanish godfather), stuffed with chorizo, lomo and Serrano ham, along with olives, piquillo peppers, manchego cheese and sherry vinaigrette. Why are the sandwiches so small? "Usually I get bored with eating a big sandwich," says Voltaggio.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.