Friday, May 16, 2008

Is John's Roast Pork Philly's Finest?

Although Giao grew up in Philly he had never heard of John's Roast Pork, who received a James Beard award a while ago. A sandwich shack with a James Beard? We had to try it. In the end, the roast pork sandwich did, in fact, prove delicious, but the cheesesteak was just ok. Since the line for the grill, and hence, the cheesesteak, was infinitely longer than the line for the roast pork, which was already, well, roasted, if you go, go for the roast pork. You'll be stuffed in about 10 minutes total.
Large Roast Pork with Sharp Provolone $8
This was very, very big. It tasted kind of like a really delicious French dip, but you don't have to dip, because the meat juices are already soaking the bread. The meat and the juices very flavorful and thus, the sandwich needed no condiments.

Bacon Cheese Steak $9
Huge and decent, but not great.

Chicken Cheesesteak $7
Better than the bacon cheese steak, surprisingly. The chicken was finely chopped and, at Giao's request, slathered in mayo.

Food: 1
Decor: 0
Service: 1
John's Roast Pork
14 Snyder Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148

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