Gallery: Greatest Hits of 'A Sandwich A Day': Top 5 Pork Sandwiches

Pig's Ass Sandwich at Casellula
Pig's Ass Sandwich at Casellula

Dial up the cheese on a Cuban—this is a cheese bar, after all—and you'll get an idea. Thin shavings of Fiscalini Cheddar, nutty Fol Epi, and, er, pig's ass, with house-made bread and butter pickles whose bright crunch lightens each bite.

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Casellula: 401 West 52nd Street, New York NY 10019 (map); 212- 247-8137; www.casellula.com

Crispy Pork Sandwich at Bark
Crispy Pork Sandwich at Bark

Pork shoulder, belly, and jowl (sourced from Heritage Foods USA), pressed into an overwhelmingly porky deep-fried patty that audibly crunches as you bite in. Creamy, crisp slaw given a kick from thin rounds of Heirloom hot peppers, with whole-grain mustard and bread-and-butter pickles, all on a soft, seeded bun.

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Bark: 474 Bergen Street, Brooklyn NY 11217 (map); 718-789-1939; www.barkhotdogs.com

"The Firehouse" at Defonte's

A spin on a Philly classic—roast pork with broccoli rabe, cooked with garlic and pepper but still keeping a bit of a bite, piled in with sharp, sharp provolone cheese and the Defonte's signature: thin slices of fried eggplant. All on crusty seeded Italian bread that soaks up the pork juice.

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Defonte’s: 261 Third Avenue, New York NY 10010 (map); 212- 614-1500; www.defontesofbrooklyn.com

Cubano at Margon
Cubano at Margon

An under six-dollar sandwich stuffed with three meats, juicy roasted pork plus ham and salami, fusing with Swiss cheese, mayo, mustard, garlic, and thick slices of pickles in a beautiful rainbow of meaty, salty, creamy and sweet, hugged by classic barely-crusty Cuban bread. Delicious.

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Margon: 136 West 46th Street, New York NY 10036 (map); 212- 354-5013‎; www.margonrestaurant.com

Bronx Bomber at the Franklin Corner Cafe
Bronx Bomber at the Franklin Corner Cafe

Insanely moist roast pork with Swiss cheese, barbecue sauce, jalapeño for a bit of heat, and avocado to cool it all down. On hot pressed bread, the components fuse together in a beautiful fatty, tangy union. Such a winner.

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Franklin Corner Cafe: 210 Franklin Street, Brooklyn NY 11222 (between Green and Huron; map); 718-389-4575