Tag Archives: pork

September 19

Spicy Pickles & Pork Sammy

The Sandwich Surprise: Fall is a terrific time for Spicy Pickles & Pork on a Sesame Basil Roll. The Inspiration: I love pickles (especially hot, sour ones) and anything involving vinegar and fermentation, so I declared it the theme for this month’s Let’s Lunch. (Check out everyone’s briny dill-ights here.) Also, Le Bernardin’s bread basket includes […]

June 13

The Grifters Grinder

THE SANDWICH: The surprise sammies are finally back with The Grifters Grinder! THE INSPIRATION: The 1990 neo-noir classic, The Grifters, starring the delicious John Cusack, Anjelica Huston and Annette Bening. It’s one of my all-time favorite movies, and all three actors are spectacular. WHY? Because Noir is the Let’s Lunch* theme for June, in honor of Singapore Noir, a new book of […]

December 31

Most Popular Sandwich Surprises of 2013

Happy Happy, internets! Five more hours until 2014, and my boyfriend and I are holed up, waiting for the Seamless guy to drop off some Spice Thai. Before our countdown to Miley begins, here are the top 5 most-clicked-on Sandwich Surprise posts of 2013: 5. CHEESY CREAMED CORN FRITTATA WITH BACON SANDWICHES: I have to thank […]

September 27

Fall Sammies, Filipino Style!

I had a hankering for more pork and apples after making the Apple Pie Sandwich for September’s Let’s Lunch post. So I bought a couple pounds of cubed pork butt and stewed up some adobo for a fall twist on a Filipino classic. The hallmarks of traditional Filipino adobo — at least the way my […]

April 19

Filipino Meatloaf on Sourdough Rolls

Thanks, Mom — your homecooked meals gave me the idea for this yummy sandwich! This is a riff on my mother Vicki’s delicious embutido — a Filipino ground pork meatloaf with hard-boiled eggs and green olives layered inside it. Some Pinoys use raisins, but I really hate raisins in meat, and luckily, Mom never added […]