Philadelphia DeNic's Roast Pork

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2005/08/25 21:20:38 (permalink)

Philadelphia DeNic's Roast Pork

Stopped by for lunch today. We ordered a couple of Roast Pork Sandwiches with greens (spinach) and cheese (sharp provolone). While the Roast Pork has become my favorite Philly Sandwich (over the beloved cheesesteak), this one just wasn't up to the high standards of John's Roast Pork or Tony Luke's. Assembled in the peak of the lunch hour---not enough attention to detail??--our sandwiches had some great bites, but were too inconsistent---not enough cheese, too watery (juice), too much spinach, etc. HollyEats.com gave this sandwich a 5 out of 5, but I'm thinking it's more like a three.

For dessert, we had Bassett's Ice Cream---excellent Chocolate Marshmallow!!! And we picked up a ton of cheese at the always reliable, always friendly DiBruno's---now near Rittenhouse Square.
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    Pigiron
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    RE: Philadelphia DeNic's Roast Pork 2005/08/25 21:39:47 (permalink)
    In my book, Di Nic's Roast Pork with provy, greens and hot peppers is the best sandwich of any kind in Philly. If it weren't 90 miles away, I would eat 5 a week.
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    RE: Philadelphia DeNic's Roast Pork 2005/08/26 07:01:46 (permalink)
    I have had DeNic's Roast Pork a number of times for lunch. I've only had Tony Luke's once.I preferred Denic's, although Tony Lukes was good. The ambiance at Tony Luke's (It was a cold rainy day, and not pleasant to be waiting in line outside) may have influenced my opinion.
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    RE: Philadelphia DeNic's Roast Pork 2005/08/26 07:26:13 (permalink)
    I'm headed to Philly Labor day weekend stopping there on the way to D.C. could I Have that address please, also heard of a place called Johns or Jims that was supposed to be very good. also what is the driving time from Philly to D.C. roughly Thanks Chow Jim
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    RE: Philadelphia DeNic's Roast Pork 2005/08/26 07:27:51 (permalink)
    The ingredients were very good, but the problem with the sandwich was that it varied too greatly from bite to bite. No cheese in one bite, not enough juice in another, etc. Maybe someone new assembled it? The folks working there were very nice and accommodating. Sounds like I caught a bad day. We'd certainly go back.
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    RE: Philadelphia DeNic's Roast Pork 2005/08/26 09:04:47 (permalink)
    Not sure if these were the places you were talking about, but maybe this will help...

    http://www.hollyeats.com/JimsSteaks.htm

    http://www.hollyeats.com/JohnsPork.htm

    And the last time I drove from Philly to DC, it was about a 3 hour trip..(depends on the traffic, which can be horrific!)
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    RE: Philadelphia DeNic's Roast Pork 2005/08/26 11:09:39 (permalink)
    That's the spot Kitty Thank you for the info. Ah so much food and so little time. Chow Jim
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    RE: Philadelphia DeNic's Roast Pork 2005/09/02 10:19:13 (permalink)
    Is DeNic's pork sandwiches hand carved like Nick's Roast Beef, or are they cut on a slicer? If they are done on a slicer, is it to order or pre cut? Thanks for any info.
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    RE: Philadelphia DeNic's Roast Pork 2005/09/02 11:25:45 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by chef joe

    Is DeNic's pork sandwiches hand carved like Nick's Roast Beef, or are they cut on a slicer? If they are done on a slicer, is it to order or pre cut? Thanks for any info.


    Hi Chef Joe! Dinic's (correct spelling)hand cuts the pork like Nick's does.
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    sop that
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    RE: Philadelphia DeNic's Roast Pork 2005/09/03 10:57:57 (permalink)
    2500+ miles away , How can I assemble a reproduction of DeNic's at home in socal.
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    RE: Philadelphia DeNic's Roast Pork 2005/09/03 11:01:42 (permalink)

    SOP That- I think it would be pretty hard to substitute Carnitas in L A for that Pork Roast in Philly ! Sorry
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    RE: Philadelphia DeNic's Roast Pork 2005/09/04 11:04:00 (permalink)
    Mayor, I'll have to run over to Phillys Best in Fountain Valley and see if the owner can fix one for me. They make the best cheese steak this side of the Rockies. Maybe they would have some know how on phillys pork!

    For now I'll settle for some carnitas at Las Barcas in Huntington Beach, this is a family owned RoadFood kinda place where the food is always great.

    Next time I make it to the other coast I'll make a trip to Philly.
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    RE: Philadelphia DeNic's Roast Pork 2005/10/08 18:08:50 (permalink)
    I'll have to run over to Phillys Best in Fountain Valley and see if the owner can fix one for me
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    SOP That, having lived in the O.C., now a number of years ago, but born and raised in the Philly area, I'd have to second your opinion about Philly's Best being the best place in the O.C. for cheesesteaks and hoagies.

    While off-topic, there used to be a Mongolian Grill in a strip mall off of Brookhurst, just south of the San Diego Freeway, which had an "all you can eat" dinner special. Do you know if they still do that?
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