Monday, November 29, 2010

Porky Goodness at Tommy's Dinic, Philadelphia

Tommy Dinic's, Philadelphia, PA

The "sibling" to the Philly Cheesesteak. Food related television always push the cheesesteak as the mascot of Philadelphia, I think culturally the sandwich is synonymous with the city. However, at 2010's SF Chef 'Whole Hog' lecture and Native Philadelphians proclaim it is the pork sandwich that reign supreme.

Tommy Dinic's, Philadelphia, PATommy Dinic's, Philadelphia, PA

I had my first Philly-style pork sandwich at the 'Whole Hog' event, thinly sliced roasted pork, provolone cheese and broccoli rabe, it was fantastic - light, juicy and no food coma.

Dinic's at the Reading Terminal is popular, the stall had a line throughout the day, however the line moves fast. Adam Richman on Man v Food featured the roast pork but the pulled pork dominated.

Tommy Dinic's, Philadelphia, PA - Roasted Pork Sandwich
Roasted Pork, Provolone cheese, broccoli rabe

The pull pork was so tender it almost dissipates upon consumption. We dressed the pull pork with provolone, peppers and spinach. The sandwich was slightly soaked from the pork drippings and the bread held up throughout consumption. Really a fully flavorful porky goodness sandwich, I put it in my top 5 of sandwiches.

Tommy Dinic's, Philadelphia, PA - Pulled Pork Sandwich
Tommy Dinic's, Philadelphia, PA - Pulled Pork Sandwich
Pulled Pork, sweet peppers, spinach, Provolone cheese

The roasted pork was slightly dry and bland especially since we all tried the pulled pork first, the difference was noticeable. Still an excellent and large sandwich for under $10.

Tommy Dinic's, Philadelphia, PA - Sausage Sandwich
Italian Pork Sausage, Provolone Cheese

The staff was friendly and fast with the order. The workers moved around in the tight space with precision. Dinic's is a most stop when in the Reading Terminal. Bonus: Dinci's takes credit card.

Oh, how I am craving for one right now...

Tommy Dinic's
Reading Terminal Market
1136 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 923-6175
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Lolia S said...

Yum! I remember watching the pulled pork sandwich war on Food Feuds. But the other place won - Tony Luke's.


Forager said...

Wow looks soooo good. The pork drippings make it just that extra bit amazing too. Don't laugh - but I thought a Philly Cheesesteak was beef steak with Philadephia cream cheese. Now I know!

Lena Lim said...

It was awesome, wasn't it?

Bonnibella said...

@Lena - it sure was awesome. This is the first place I want to go back to if/when I'm ever in Philly again.

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