Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Philadelphia's Roast Pork Sandwiches Get Some (Indirect) Love From The Washington Post

Nothing but good things to say about Roast Pork Sandwiches from Philadelphia (even if the article is primarily about a restaurant in DC that serves an especially inspired version...)
Most Americans think of the cheesesteak as Philly's signature sandwich. But there has been a slow realization around the country that the City of Brotherly Love also deserves praise for a sandwich that would never include Cheez Whiz.

The roast pork hoagie taps into Philadelphia's Italian American roots. From Italy comes the thinly sliced meat, the shards of aged provolone and the broccoli rabe. From America comes the super-sized portion and the everything-is-better-on-a-bun portability. The result transcends either place: It's a balance of meaty richness, sharp cheese and spicy, bitter greens that is greater than the sum of its parts.
And how.

Related:
Sandwiches: The other masterpiece from Philly [ Washington Post ]

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