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Pig/Porchetta NYC

itryalot Jul 28, 2009 05:00 PM

I am going to email each of these restos and ask if they are doing this any of the days I am there. Making me salivate.


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  1. 280 Ninth RE: itryalot Jul 29, 2009 10:33 AM

    Thx for the link....does look good. Just got back from Northern Italy, where I had braised pig's cheeks with culatello, and I want to make the same thing here. Link provides a little background on how to prepare.

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      steakrules85 RE: itryalot Jul 29, 2009 10:54 AM

      I haven't been but a good friend of mine said the porchetta ad Porchetta is insanely awesomely unctuous.

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        dietndesire RE: steakrules85 Jul 29, 2009 11:23 AM

        Your friend must not be well versed, to put it kindly.

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          steakrules85 RE: dietndesire Jul 29, 2009 01:42 PM

          Why do you say that? Have you had bad experiences with Porchetta?

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            Miss Needle RE: steakrules85 Jul 29, 2009 01:57 PM

            There's been quite a few reports of inconsistency. I've only eaten there once and thought it was really moist, flavorful and tender with really crisp skin. But I've read several people say that it's been really dry and gross.

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              NellyNel RE: steakrules85 Jul 29, 2009 02:17 PM

              It gets really awful reviews these days

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                steakrules85 RE: NellyNel Jul 29, 2009 02:37 PM

                Ah thats a real bummer. 12 more days Nel! Not like im counting or anything..haha

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                  NellyNel RE: steakrules85 Jul 30, 2009 06:26 AM

                  LOL 11!

                  My mom recently moved to Florida - she said she wanted to try Porchetta before she left, but then she saw loads of bad reviews so she gave it a miss...I won't tell her about the good comments here!

                  I gotta stop looking at CH as soon as I get to work - 9:25 AM and I am dyin' for a pork sandwich!

        2. NellyNel RE: itryalot Jul 29, 2009 11:41 AM

          It looks amazing, and I would eat it with no problem BUTfor me- I could do without seeing the poor entire dead piggy :(

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            The Grateful Palate RE: NellyNel Jul 29, 2009 03:34 PM

            I had the Porchetta sandwich last week and it was amazing. The pork was moist and delicious with just the right amount of fat. The sandwich was literally dripping with porky goodness. The cracklings were a fun surpise hidden throughout the sandwich. The potatoes with burnt ends were also awesome.

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              thursdayclubjason RE: The Grateful Palate Jul 29, 2009 07:07 PM

              I've been to Porchetta a few times & have absolutely no complaints with the place...


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            WestIndianArchie RE: itryalot Aug 10, 2009 02:13 PM

            Went last Friday after seeing all the good reviews.

            The bread was great and the meat was moist, and the flavors were subtle and delicate (that is to say devoid of all flavor and i wouldn't wish this 9 dollar sandwich on my worst enemy)

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              yebo RE: itryalot Aug 10, 2009 03:14 PM

              I bought a hefty slice of porchetta from Buonitalia in Chelsea Market yesterday...takeout. Salty, meaty, herby, moist, more fat than typical U.S. Enough for 2 meals with self-control. They'll cut however thick a slice you want. Mine was $12.

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