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A Sandwich a Day: Pulled Pork at The Commons Chelsea

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[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

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.

The Commons Chelsea

128 Seventh Ave, New York, NY 10011 (map)
212-929-9333
thecommonschelsea.com

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