Brooklyn Artist Turns Borough’s Famed Sandwich Into Work Of Art
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Moti Rabinowitz and Robin Antar are both artists — although they work in different mediums.
You’ll find Rabinowitz behind the counter of Think Sweet, a Brooklyn cafe known for its unique ‘mefuneket’ sandwich (an egg sandwich loaded with cream cheese, peppers, olives and served on a sesame bun).
He whips up new concoctions each day, eager to please his hungry customers with inventive, nontraditional sammies.
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Antar, an artist in the more traditional sense of the word, has been visiting Think Sweet for years.
“This store is known for the sandwiches,” Antar said. “[Moti] likes to take his time, he’s a perfectionist, you can’t rush him. Like the ‘Soup Nazi’ episode of Seinfeld – you can’t rush him.”
Now the sculptor is paying homage to the local sandwich celeb. She’s created a replica of the famous food.
“The guy really loves what he’s doing,” Antar said. “He wants to take care of his customers. He doesn’t like when customers order stuff and take it out. He likes to see peoples’ reaction when they try one of his sandwiches.”
But they won’t be biting into this sandwich anytime soon. Made out of limestone, wood, glass, epoxy and stone dust, the sculpture is on display indefinitely at the Midwood cafe.
No word yet if Antar will now receive free sandwiches for life.
Think Sweet Cafe is located at 546 Kings Highway, in the Midwood section of Brooklyn.