Corey Cova, formerly the chef behind Upper East Side drinking destination ABV and Earl's Beer and Cheese, as well as Harlem doughnut spot Dough Loco, has now set off on his own the world of sandwiches. He opened his 200-square-foot takeout sandwichery Lord Hamm's yesterday in Alphabet City. For now he's serving an abbreviated menu, with plans to test out a few sandwiches a day this week, and unleash his full menu next Sunday. Eventually, the options will include hot beef, a giant muffuletta, a meatball sandwich made with fried onions, mozzarella, cheddar, and miso/Sriracha mayo on a roll from Grandaisy. Some of the sandwiches are so large that half orders are allowed.
Cova is also working on two other openings. Since leaving the, ABV, and Earl’s Beer & Cheese he has been the chef at mini-chain Coffeed, which Cova says is opening a kitchen at LIC Landing on April 15, and New Leaf at Fort Tryon Park later this month, around April 20.