A Sandwich a Day: Pulled Pork at The Commons Chelsea
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I imagine most pulled pork sandwiches to be messy and overflowing with a pile of shredded meet. Not so of the pork sandwich ($9.00) at The Commons Chelsea, which is contained well in a soft brioche bun. The flavorful pork, a hair too dry, is topped with pickled carrots and onions, bib lettuce, and spicy mayo.
We're happy with the meat, though the pickles could use more pucker and crunch, and a single sheet of lettuce proved somewhat awkward. Does pulled pork need mayo? Fat-on-fat could be much for some, though it adds some moisture to the meat. Focus on the meat, and its pleasant porkiness, for best results here.