A Sandwich a Day: PBLT at Butcher Bar
In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.
Butcher Bar is ready to satisfy New York's unabashed love of pork belly. The sustainable meat heads' pork belly, lettuce and tomato sandwich ($10.99 with slaw and pickle) starts with a quality slab of belly from a naturally raised pig.
The pork is brined, sliced thick, and smoked to brown. More complex than your typical hunk of belly meat, each strip has crisp, smoky edges and a flavorful, creamy interior that rise above the fetishism of fat. The product, sandwiched into a hamburger bun with a slice of tomato and one thick iceberg leaf, layers farm-to-table virtues and decadent urges in a classic American form.