Over at Serious Eats, there’s a fairly comprehensive guide to the roast pork sandwiches of Philly. The source is credible (Philadelphia magazine food critic Joy Manning) and the coverage is completely in line with how 2008 is turning out to be roast pork’s media year.
Manning’s picks include all the usual suspects: DiNic’s, John’s Roast Pork and Tony Luke’s. However, there are a few unexpected surprises on the list: DiBruno Brothers’ Pronto and Chickie’s Italian Deli.
In the piece, she also gives Chickie’s vegetarian hoagie props and we’ve gotta agree. That thing is, vegetarian or not, a work of art. Garlicky broccoli rabe, baked eggplant, homemade roasted peppers and sharp provolone cheese? Hells yes.
The Best Roast Pork Sandwiches in Philly [Serious Eats]