TODO: Pig Sandwiches at Despaa

TODO is one daily thing recommended for you, by us.

Sick of turkey? Who isn't? Let's have some ham! While we may scoff at the idea of pork at $108/lb, we've got to admit that we do love us some acorn-fed pig sandwiches. And while we'll probably be lining up with every other foodie twat for a ten dollar slice of jamon iberico when it finally reaches these shores in spite of ourselves, we're satisfied until then with the next best thing: the fantastic sandwiches available at Despa a (408 Broome, near Lafayette). While some may plump for the Salchichon de Bellota sandwich ("$12.50 for what is essentially some meat slapped onto a ciabatta roll that's briefly warmed in a sandwich press,") we're partial to El Quijote, a slightly less extravagant ($7.50) combination of lomo ebuchado (dry cured pork loin), manchego cheese, and quince paste served on a Sullivan Street ciabatta roll. If you've gotta eat (and, eventually, Adderall or not, you do), this is the way to go.

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Outrageously Simple, Extravagantly Expensive, and Totally Worth-It Sandwich [Grub Street]


Related: Ham on a Roll [NYT]