Food & Drink

Midtown sandwich domination from three evil all-stars

Villains Wicked Heroes interior

When does a sandwich taste so good that it becomes, truly, truly evil? And what does that say about the inherent moral logic of craving objects of gluttony? Those are the questions posed by Midtown's Villains Wicked Heroes... Who cares? Go here and eat some sandwiches designed by the killer trio of Alex Brounstein (Grindhouse), Jared Lee Pyles (HD1), and Jason McClure (FLIP).The space is more "underground command center" than traditional sandwich shop -- an evil lair with steel bar stools, diabolical schemes and diagrams drawn out on the walls, and graffiti and tiles to give the look and feel of the abandoned NY subway station where Bane would drink his gourmet sandwiches through a straw.Scheme at the 13-seat semi-circle bar in true Legion-style. Or hit the patio to people-watch and give everyone the evil eye. Or as they call it here, "the eye".Super-powered cocktails include this Hulk-approved Gamma Crush with Bristow gin, Thai basil, and Sichuan peppercorn. Hulk smash. Get smashed.Unlike the remake, this Texas Chainsaw is actually good; it combines Bulleit bourbon with Dr Pepper syrup, Fernet Branca, and Shiner Bock.And then it was on to the sandwiches. Hero subs like this Kingpig of Crime prove that it really does pay with rosemary-stuffed porchetta, crispy skin, arugula, and garlic aioli. Sides include Henchmen and Flunkies, such as soba noodle & kale salad, ramen-dusted popcorn, and pork rinds.Find yourself strangely attracted to (the) Odd Job: Korean fried chicken, pear slaw, and ssamjang chili/Stinger sauce.And this breaded pork cutlet Megatron is more than meets the eye with anise-pickled radish, cabbage, and more Stinger sauce. Prepare to ponder questions about the moral logic of lying on your couch for 24hrs straight after eating an enormously awesome sandwich.

Villains Wicked Heroes interior
Villains Wicked Heroes interior bar
Villains Wicked Heroes - Gamma Crush
Villains Wicked Heroes - Texas Chainsaw
Villains Wicked Heroes - Kingpig of Crime
Villains Wicked Heroes - Odd Job
Villains Wicked Heroes - Megatron
Villains Wicked Heroes patio bar
Villains Wicked Heroes interior
Villains Wicked Heroes interior wall
Villains Wicked Heroes interior subway wall
Villains Wicked Heroes Kingpin booth
Villains Wicked Heroes interior wall
Villains Wicked Heroes - Gamma Crush
Villains Wicked Heroes - Iron Mask
Villains Wicked Heroes - Odd Job
Villains Wicked Heroes - Kingpig of Crime
Villains Wicked Heroes - Megatron