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.
Adam Kuban once called El Gran Castillo de Jagua the "pork blower," since it always seems they pump their enticing roast-porky exhaust out onto Flatbush Avenue to lure in passersby. And it's a wise idea indeed to stop in for a pernil sandwich (listed as "pork sandwich"; $4.95). It's not much more than pork (some crisp, some tender, some fatty), pressed on a roll; the pork juices dissolve the inner soft layers of the bread, which, once pressed, gets a thin crunchy crust. There's no other condiment, but isn't pork fat the best condiment?
El Gran Castillo de Jagua
345 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11238 (map) 718-622-8700