Hey Pam, I'll be back in next week for another go-round.
Seems like this thread has dried up a bit, unlike the two juicy breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches I had the pleasure of ingesting this week! The first one I kinda stumbled across on Monday. I had lunch with a friend of mine at Casey Jones Grill, a place he likes to go to for the wings (crispy, super hot). (29th st. and Bell) They are a Packer and Husker bar, the owner coming from the great state of Wisconson.
I noticed a BPTS on the menu and had to go for it, especially after the waitress said it's her favorite thing on the menu. I would say that it was very above average, certainly a great combination of crispiness and juciness. My only gripe would be that the bun was a bit too big. To get a perspective on it's size (it was a belly full) compare it to the 16 oz. glass of Sam Adams Oktoberfest beer in the background.
On my trip down to Tucson, I did make it over to Wags, a down home, midwest cookin' restaurant (Grant east of Alvernon) for their nearly famous Breaded Pork Tenderloin Sandwich, known as "the Porky." Ross, the owner says that he imports the meat from his native Indiana as well as the Rubarb for his delicious pie. (Yes, I had both)
The restaurant has more of an Iowa theme to it and serves a mean Maid-Rite, known as "the Turbo." I also noticed quite an attractive plate of SOS being served at a neighboring table...I reckon everything is good at this little gem of a joint.
The sandwich was impressive...and delicious. I was almost full by the time I got to the bun, in fact I was a bit disapointed that I was going to have to start mixing in bread and the other toppings with the tenderloin because it was soooo good on it's own. The breading on the loin itself seemed to contain corn flakes, but I can not be certain of that.
Of couse I couldn't leave without trying the Rubarb pie, and that did not disappoint either! Warm with a little ice cream, man did that hit the spot. The only thing I regreted after leaving Wags was the 2 hour drive back to Phoenix. I seriously could have used a nap after that encounter. Note to Wags, rent out cots around back!
A great BPTS experience is awaiting anyone who travels to Tucson. Look up Wags, you'll be glad you did!