The "Irish BLT" ($5.25) commands a modest premium compared with the classic American coffee-shop version (also available here). The difference, as you've gathered, is that fat-streaked bacon made from pork belly, the common style in the United States, is swapped out for leaner hamlike slabs made from back meat. Irish bacon makes a bulkier sandwich, with but one notable shortcoming: You can't order yours crispy.
Irish Coffee Shop 948 McLean Ave. (Alexander-Glover Aves.), Yonkers, New York 914-776-3309
Grilled chicken, mozzarella, and sundried tomatoes on focaccia ($5.50). A variety of hot specials, as well as fresh mozzarella and sausage, appear daily; this sandwich had the added virtue of easy portability.
Avitabile Brothers 1016 McLean Ave. (Woodlawn-Hyatt Aves.), Yonkers, New York 914-237-2389
Apply cyclonic action to a slice of lemon meringue and you, too, might engineer a tart whose height exceeds its diameter. If you take on Anna Artuso's ($2.95) without a fork, grab an extra napkin, and mind your nose.
Anna Artuso's Pastry Shop 969 McLean Ave. (at Martha Ave.), Yonkers, New York 914-776-1141 www.AnnaArtusoInc.com