I love sandwiches and I love pork. So it was only natural for me to check out Porchetta‘s namesake sandwich, which is the top 10 of New York Magazine‘s list of 101 Best Sandwiches in New York, and devoured with abandon over at Serious Eats: NY. Pork and carbs are a natural WIN, but would this sandwich live up to its hype? I was about to find out….
Porchetta is a tiny storefront, with no more the 6 chairs for diners. The menu is simple and focuses on that oh-so-special porcine product, offering:
What is porchetta, actually? You can read more about its mouthwatering properties here, but it is basically a salty, savory, fatty pork roast. All wonderful things. The porchetta was on display in all its glory here:
I mean, look at that. I just wanted to reach in and take a big bite out of that fatty, crispy skin. The homage to the pig was quite evident in the decor as well:
….but onto the moment you’ve all been drooling for – the porchetta sandwich.