Jack may have mentioned this on Chowhound rather than here (not sure) but he recently praised the pork sandwich (pork with broc rabe and sharp provolone) at the Eagle in OTR as the best he had ever had
I decided to take that sandwich out for a test drive tonight to see how it compared to the roast pork italian in Philly (DiNics, Johns Roast Pork, and Tony Luke's, to name a few) and I have to say it was pretty darned good but not quite as good as the similar sandwiches in Philly. It was a notably more expensive (online menus say 8 bucks, but they are charging 9 bucks at present ala carte), the cheese less sharp, the pork not as juicy, and no pronounced garlic flavor (although they dont mention garlic in the description, I include it for comparison since it is otherwise very much ingredient-wise like the roast pork italian sandwiches in Philly)
I need to also mention that in Philly when I encountered sharp provolone, it was a very crumbly cheese, but the cheese topping this sandwich was a large slice or two, more like regular provolone, and the taste was far closer to regular provolone than sharp provolone
Note: It you dont like hot peppers or mayo, ask for those on the side or off entirely, they were very accomodating to me on those two counts. The mayo isn't even in the description on the menu.
Still, a pretty darned good sandwich, even at the 9 dollar price point
post edited by TJ Jackson - 2014/07/22 19:39:30