An eatery that exclusively serves breakfast sandwiches has opened in Chelsea. BEC has revamped the bacon, egg and cheese sandwich culture that is practiced amongst New Yorkers, launching a menu that has made the three ingredients a staple. The restaurant is located at 148 8th Ave. and is open from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m.-10 p.m. on weekends.
The culinary venture to establish an eatery that serves one type of food exclusively has become prominent downtown over the past decade. There is S’MAC—a mac and cheese-only restaurant chain located on East 12th Street, Rice to Riches—a grab-and-go that just serves rice pudding on Spring Street, and Peanut Butter & Co.—a shop on Sullivan Street thats PB&J will trump all others you’ve tried.
BEC will be the fourth eatery of the bunch to open in the downtown area, and has already been distinguished by several publications, as well as on Instagram by foodies. Owner, Jessica Bologna just scored BEC a liquor license, so you can pair a craft beer with your sandwich.
Here are a few BEC sandwiches Downtown recommends:
Spicy Spaniard: A Mexican-inspired sandwich made with eggs, Serrano ham, pickled jalapeños, romaine, tomato compote and Manchego (i.e., a Spanish cheese) all on a Pugliese roll. Try it in lieu of a breakfast burrito.
BEC Classic: The traditional bacon, egg and cheese sandwich—a signature brioche bun filled with eggs, smoked bacon pieces and sharp cheddar cheese. Simplicity at its finest—order it.
Greeky-Roman: Eggs, lamb sausage, feta cheese, olive tapenade, roasted peppers and baby kale on a Pugliese roll. All ingredients are traditional of Greek or Roman cuisine.
Bistec: The meat fanatic’s sandwich—a ciabatta roll stuffed with eggs, flat iron angus steak, smoked bacon, blue cheese and caramelized onions, all smothered in a sun-dried tomato vinaigrette.
by Katie Garry