Trowbridge’s Ice Cream & Sandwich Bar
Trowbridge's isn't retro in that faux-Mayberry sort of way. The eight-stool lunch counter where, in 1918, Paul Trowbridge began churning and scooping orange-pineapple ice cream is the real deal. Ask for their trademark egg-and-olive sandwich, and someone will toast it for you in a stainless-steel press. If you order a white-bread banana sandwich, you get a choice of mayo or peanut butter — or both.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.