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BiNA Osteria's Porchetta Sandwich

BiNA Osteria's Porchetta Sandwich

This Sandwich of the Week is an ultimate dish for Boston's pork lovers

Ali Rosen

Porchetta sandwich

Most meat lovers will agree that everything is better with bacon. But Boston's BiNA Osteria has come up with a sandwich that takes it a step further and gives us an offering with two kinds of pork products to make one irresistable dish.

Their porchetta sandwich is inspired by central Italy's street food and the love they have there for whole-roasted pigs. The restaurant takes a pork shoulder and slow-roasts it with a paste of fennel pollen, sage, rosemary, and capers. As if that weren't enough pork, they add the shoulder to a brioche that's already stuffed with a hefty portion of prosciutto. They add arugula, a lemon-olive oil sauce, and a tomme cheese from Boggy Meadow Farm in New Hampshire.

That many items in a sandwich may seem too heavy for lunch, but with a delightfully light bun and the arugula and lemon combo, it somehow turns a seemingly dense pork-filled sandwich into a light, perfectly seasoned meal.

For those not looking for a pork fix, BiNA Osteria offers a few other sandwiches during lunch, including a grilled cheese with basil, mozzerella, and prosciutto; lamb sausage on a brioche; and chicken confit with pancetta and onions. Vegetarians may not have a sandwich option, but there are a selection of salads and pastas to do the trick.

Pork lovers, rejoice.

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Flying Pigs and One of CT’s Best Sandwiches

We’ve been on the search for this sandwich for a few years. Yes, years. One of my husband’s favorite delis closed a few years ago and along with it left his absolute favorite porchetta sandwich.

Now, don’t get me wrong there have been others, but they are all runner-ups to the sandwich we think of fondly and crave regularly. Quite frankly, we thought the next time we’d find a porchetta sandwich worth telling everyone about would be when pigs fly.

Well, pigs are flying because last week we found a replacement for the long lost Porchetta, and we found it during our first visit to Porky’s in downtown Shelton.

How did I know this was “our new favorite porchetta sandwich”? Aside from when I bit into the sandwich and tasted a well seasoned, lean, thinly sliced, porchetta, I knew because halfway through eating his first Homemade Porchetta my husband ordered a second sandwich. He doesn’t do this often second orders while he’s still eating the first can only mean one thing – he has a new favorite (readers following along might remember him doing this at Norwalk’s Bistro Burger Bar, which you can read here.)

Porky’s Housemade Porchetta is made of a slow cooked porchetta (Italian pork roast), which is seasoned with garlic, salt, pepper, and fennel. The porchetta is sliced thin like deli meat, piled on a hard roll, and topped with hot peppers and mozzarella cheese and served with a side of fries and a pickle. The sandwich pictured above is without hot peppers.

I must add how pleased we were with the fries. Crinkle cut fries are often soggy, but at Porky’s they are the exact opposite. Cooked until they reach a crispy texture and golden brown color, the fries are only slightly greasy as you’d expect when eating fries.

The staff at Porky’s is extremely friendly and will help you if you can’t decide what to order. They also proudly share how everything is Housemade from the porchetta to the meatballs to the pizza sauce.

See! Like I said, flying pigs. Don’t forget to buy a tshirt when you visit! 100% of Porky’s Cafe tshirts are donated to breast cancer research – stop by and buy a shirt!

Porky’s Cafe
50 Center Street
Shelton, CT
203-924-4869


Flying Pigs and One of CT’s Best Sandwiches

We’ve been on the search for this sandwich for a few years. Yes, years. One of my husband’s favorite delis closed a few years ago and along with it left his absolute favorite porchetta sandwich.

Now, don’t get me wrong there have been others, but they are all runner-ups to the sandwich we think of fondly and crave regularly. Quite frankly, we thought the next time we’d find a porchetta sandwich worth telling everyone about would be when pigs fly.

Well, pigs are flying because last week we found a replacement for the long lost Porchetta, and we found it during our first visit to Porky’s in downtown Shelton.

How did I know this was “our new favorite porchetta sandwich”? Aside from when I bit into the sandwich and tasted a well seasoned, lean, thinly sliced, porchetta, I knew because halfway through eating his first Homemade Porchetta my husband ordered a second sandwich. He doesn’t do this often second orders while he’s still eating the first can only mean one thing – he has a new favorite (readers following along might remember him doing this at Norwalk’s Bistro Burger Bar, which you can read here.)

Porky’s Housemade Porchetta is made of a slow cooked porchetta (Italian pork roast), which is seasoned with garlic, salt, pepper, and fennel. The porchetta is sliced thin like deli meat, piled on a hard roll, and topped with hot peppers and mozzarella cheese and served with a side of fries and a pickle. The sandwich pictured above is without hot peppers.

I must add how pleased we were with the fries. Crinkle cut fries are often soggy, but at Porky’s they are the exact opposite. Cooked until they reach a crispy texture and golden brown color, the fries are only slightly greasy as you’d expect when eating fries.

The staff at Porky’s is extremely friendly and will help you if you can’t decide what to order. They also proudly share how everything is Housemade from the porchetta to the meatballs to the pizza sauce.

See! Like I said, flying pigs. Don’t forget to buy a tshirt when you visit! 100% of Porky’s Cafe tshirts are donated to breast cancer research – stop by and buy a shirt!

Porky’s Cafe
50 Center Street
Shelton, CT
203-924-4869


Flying Pigs and One of CT’s Best Sandwiches

We’ve been on the search for this sandwich for a few years. Yes, years. One of my husband’s favorite delis closed a few years ago and along with it left his absolute favorite porchetta sandwich.

Now, don’t get me wrong there have been others, but they are all runner-ups to the sandwich we think of fondly and crave regularly. Quite frankly, we thought the next time we’d find a porchetta sandwich worth telling everyone about would be when pigs fly.

Well, pigs are flying because last week we found a replacement for the long lost Porchetta, and we found it during our first visit to Porky’s in downtown Shelton.

How did I know this was “our new favorite porchetta sandwich”? Aside from when I bit into the sandwich and tasted a well seasoned, lean, thinly sliced, porchetta, I knew because halfway through eating his first Homemade Porchetta my husband ordered a second sandwich. He doesn’t do this often second orders while he’s still eating the first can only mean one thing – he has a new favorite (readers following along might remember him doing this at Norwalk’s Bistro Burger Bar, which you can read here.)

Porky’s Housemade Porchetta is made of a slow cooked porchetta (Italian pork roast), which is seasoned with garlic, salt, pepper, and fennel. The porchetta is sliced thin like deli meat, piled on a hard roll, and topped with hot peppers and mozzarella cheese and served with a side of fries and a pickle. The sandwich pictured above is without hot peppers.

I must add how pleased we were with the fries. Crinkle cut fries are often soggy, but at Porky’s they are the exact opposite. Cooked until they reach a crispy texture and golden brown color, the fries are only slightly greasy as you’d expect when eating fries.

The staff at Porky’s is extremely friendly and will help you if you can’t decide what to order. They also proudly share how everything is Housemade from the porchetta to the meatballs to the pizza sauce.

See! Like I said, flying pigs. Don’t forget to buy a tshirt when you visit! 100% of Porky’s Cafe tshirts are donated to breast cancer research – stop by and buy a shirt!

Porky’s Cafe
50 Center Street
Shelton, CT
203-924-4869


Flying Pigs and One of CT’s Best Sandwiches

We’ve been on the search for this sandwich for a few years. Yes, years. One of my husband’s favorite delis closed a few years ago and along with it left his absolute favorite porchetta sandwich.

Now, don’t get me wrong there have been others, but they are all runner-ups to the sandwich we think of fondly and crave regularly. Quite frankly, we thought the next time we’d find a porchetta sandwich worth telling everyone about would be when pigs fly.

Well, pigs are flying because last week we found a replacement for the long lost Porchetta, and we found it during our first visit to Porky’s in downtown Shelton.

How did I know this was “our new favorite porchetta sandwich”? Aside from when I bit into the sandwich and tasted a well seasoned, lean, thinly sliced, porchetta, I knew because halfway through eating his first Homemade Porchetta my husband ordered a second sandwich. He doesn’t do this often second orders while he’s still eating the first can only mean one thing – he has a new favorite (readers following along might remember him doing this at Norwalk’s Bistro Burger Bar, which you can read here.)

Porky’s Housemade Porchetta is made of a slow cooked porchetta (Italian pork roast), which is seasoned with garlic, salt, pepper, and fennel. The porchetta is sliced thin like deli meat, piled on a hard roll, and topped with hot peppers and mozzarella cheese and served with a side of fries and a pickle. The sandwich pictured above is without hot peppers.

I must add how pleased we were with the fries. Crinkle cut fries are often soggy, but at Porky’s they are the exact opposite. Cooked until they reach a crispy texture and golden brown color, the fries are only slightly greasy as you’d expect when eating fries.

The staff at Porky’s is extremely friendly and will help you if you can’t decide what to order. They also proudly share how everything is Housemade from the porchetta to the meatballs to the pizza sauce.

See! Like I said, flying pigs. Don’t forget to buy a tshirt when you visit! 100% of Porky’s Cafe tshirts are donated to breast cancer research – stop by and buy a shirt!

Porky’s Cafe
50 Center Street
Shelton, CT
203-924-4869


Flying Pigs and One of CT’s Best Sandwiches

We’ve been on the search for this sandwich for a few years. Yes, years. One of my husband’s favorite delis closed a few years ago and along with it left his absolute favorite porchetta sandwich.

Now, don’t get me wrong there have been others, but they are all runner-ups to the sandwich we think of fondly and crave regularly. Quite frankly, we thought the next time we’d find a porchetta sandwich worth telling everyone about would be when pigs fly.

Well, pigs are flying because last week we found a replacement for the long lost Porchetta, and we found it during our first visit to Porky’s in downtown Shelton.

How did I know this was “our new favorite porchetta sandwich”? Aside from when I bit into the sandwich and tasted a well seasoned, lean, thinly sliced, porchetta, I knew because halfway through eating his first Homemade Porchetta my husband ordered a second sandwich. He doesn’t do this often second orders while he’s still eating the first can only mean one thing – he has a new favorite (readers following along might remember him doing this at Norwalk’s Bistro Burger Bar, which you can read here.)

Porky’s Housemade Porchetta is made of a slow cooked porchetta (Italian pork roast), which is seasoned with garlic, salt, pepper, and fennel. The porchetta is sliced thin like deli meat, piled on a hard roll, and topped with hot peppers and mozzarella cheese and served with a side of fries and a pickle. The sandwich pictured above is without hot peppers.

I must add how pleased we were with the fries. Crinkle cut fries are often soggy, but at Porky’s they are the exact opposite. Cooked until they reach a crispy texture and golden brown color, the fries are only slightly greasy as you’d expect when eating fries.

The staff at Porky’s is extremely friendly and will help you if you can’t decide what to order. They also proudly share how everything is Housemade from the porchetta to the meatballs to the pizza sauce.

See! Like I said, flying pigs. Don’t forget to buy a tshirt when you visit! 100% of Porky’s Cafe tshirts are donated to breast cancer research – stop by and buy a shirt!

Porky’s Cafe
50 Center Street
Shelton, CT
203-924-4869


Flying Pigs and One of CT’s Best Sandwiches

We’ve been on the search for this sandwich for a few years. Yes, years. One of my husband’s favorite delis closed a few years ago and along with it left his absolute favorite porchetta sandwich.

Now, don’t get me wrong there have been others, but they are all runner-ups to the sandwich we think of fondly and crave regularly. Quite frankly, we thought the next time we’d find a porchetta sandwich worth telling everyone about would be when pigs fly.

Well, pigs are flying because last week we found a replacement for the long lost Porchetta, and we found it during our first visit to Porky’s in downtown Shelton.

How did I know this was “our new favorite porchetta sandwich”? Aside from when I bit into the sandwich and tasted a well seasoned, lean, thinly sliced, porchetta, I knew because halfway through eating his first Homemade Porchetta my husband ordered a second sandwich. He doesn’t do this often second orders while he’s still eating the first can only mean one thing – he has a new favorite (readers following along might remember him doing this at Norwalk’s Bistro Burger Bar, which you can read here.)

Porky’s Housemade Porchetta is made of a slow cooked porchetta (Italian pork roast), which is seasoned with garlic, salt, pepper, and fennel. The porchetta is sliced thin like deli meat, piled on a hard roll, and topped with hot peppers and mozzarella cheese and served with a side of fries and a pickle. The sandwich pictured above is without hot peppers.

I must add how pleased we were with the fries. Crinkle cut fries are often soggy, but at Porky’s they are the exact opposite. Cooked until they reach a crispy texture and golden brown color, the fries are only slightly greasy as you’d expect when eating fries.

The staff at Porky’s is extremely friendly and will help you if you can’t decide what to order. They also proudly share how everything is Housemade from the porchetta to the meatballs to the pizza sauce.

See! Like I said, flying pigs. Don’t forget to buy a tshirt when you visit! 100% of Porky’s Cafe tshirts are donated to breast cancer research – stop by and buy a shirt!

Porky’s Cafe
50 Center Street
Shelton, CT
203-924-4869


Flying Pigs and One of CT’s Best Sandwiches

We’ve been on the search for this sandwich for a few years. Yes, years. One of my husband’s favorite delis closed a few years ago and along with it left his absolute favorite porchetta sandwich.

Now, don’t get me wrong there have been others, but they are all runner-ups to the sandwich we think of fondly and crave regularly. Quite frankly, we thought the next time we’d find a porchetta sandwich worth telling everyone about would be when pigs fly.

Well, pigs are flying because last week we found a replacement for the long lost Porchetta, and we found it during our first visit to Porky’s in downtown Shelton.

How did I know this was “our new favorite porchetta sandwich”? Aside from when I bit into the sandwich and tasted a well seasoned, lean, thinly sliced, porchetta, I knew because halfway through eating his first Homemade Porchetta my husband ordered a second sandwich. He doesn’t do this often second orders while he’s still eating the first can only mean one thing – he has a new favorite (readers following along might remember him doing this at Norwalk’s Bistro Burger Bar, which you can read here.)

Porky’s Housemade Porchetta is made of a slow cooked porchetta (Italian pork roast), which is seasoned with garlic, salt, pepper, and fennel. The porchetta is sliced thin like deli meat, piled on a hard roll, and topped with hot peppers and mozzarella cheese and served with a side of fries and a pickle. The sandwich pictured above is without hot peppers.

I must add how pleased we were with the fries. Crinkle cut fries are often soggy, but at Porky’s they are the exact opposite. Cooked until they reach a crispy texture and golden brown color, the fries are only slightly greasy as you’d expect when eating fries.

The staff at Porky’s is extremely friendly and will help you if you can’t decide what to order. They also proudly share how everything is Housemade from the porchetta to the meatballs to the pizza sauce.

See! Like I said, flying pigs. Don’t forget to buy a tshirt when you visit! 100% of Porky’s Cafe tshirts are donated to breast cancer research – stop by and buy a shirt!

Porky’s Cafe
50 Center Street
Shelton, CT
203-924-4869


Flying Pigs and One of CT’s Best Sandwiches

We’ve been on the search for this sandwich for a few years. Yes, years. One of my husband’s favorite delis closed a few years ago and along with it left his absolute favorite porchetta sandwich.

Now, don’t get me wrong there have been others, but they are all runner-ups to the sandwich we think of fondly and crave regularly. Quite frankly, we thought the next time we’d find a porchetta sandwich worth telling everyone about would be when pigs fly.

Well, pigs are flying because last week we found a replacement for the long lost Porchetta, and we found it during our first visit to Porky’s in downtown Shelton.

How did I know this was “our new favorite porchetta sandwich”? Aside from when I bit into the sandwich and tasted a well seasoned, lean, thinly sliced, porchetta, I knew because halfway through eating his first Homemade Porchetta my husband ordered a second sandwich. He doesn’t do this often second orders while he’s still eating the first can only mean one thing – he has a new favorite (readers following along might remember him doing this at Norwalk’s Bistro Burger Bar, which you can read here.)

Porky’s Housemade Porchetta is made of a slow cooked porchetta (Italian pork roast), which is seasoned with garlic, salt, pepper, and fennel. The porchetta is sliced thin like deli meat, piled on a hard roll, and topped with hot peppers and mozzarella cheese and served with a side of fries and a pickle. The sandwich pictured above is without hot peppers.

I must add how pleased we were with the fries. Crinkle cut fries are often soggy, but at Porky’s they are the exact opposite. Cooked until they reach a crispy texture and golden brown color, the fries are only slightly greasy as you’d expect when eating fries.

The staff at Porky’s is extremely friendly and will help you if you can’t decide what to order. They also proudly share how everything is Housemade from the porchetta to the meatballs to the pizza sauce.

See! Like I said, flying pigs. Don’t forget to buy a tshirt when you visit! 100% of Porky’s Cafe tshirts are donated to breast cancer research – stop by and buy a shirt!

Porky’s Cafe
50 Center Street
Shelton, CT
203-924-4869


Flying Pigs and One of CT’s Best Sandwiches

We’ve been on the search for this sandwich for a few years. Yes, years. One of my husband’s favorite delis closed a few years ago and along with it left his absolute favorite porchetta sandwich.

Now, don’t get me wrong there have been others, but they are all runner-ups to the sandwich we think of fondly and crave regularly. Quite frankly, we thought the next time we’d find a porchetta sandwich worth telling everyone about would be when pigs fly.

Well, pigs are flying because last week we found a replacement for the long lost Porchetta, and we found it during our first visit to Porky’s in downtown Shelton.

How did I know this was “our new favorite porchetta sandwich”? Aside from when I bit into the sandwich and tasted a well seasoned, lean, thinly sliced, porchetta, I knew because halfway through eating his first Homemade Porchetta my husband ordered a second sandwich. He doesn’t do this often second orders while he’s still eating the first can only mean one thing – he has a new favorite (readers following along might remember him doing this at Norwalk’s Bistro Burger Bar, which you can read here.)

Porky’s Housemade Porchetta is made of a slow cooked porchetta (Italian pork roast), which is seasoned with garlic, salt, pepper, and fennel. The porchetta is sliced thin like deli meat, piled on a hard roll, and topped with hot peppers and mozzarella cheese and served with a side of fries and a pickle. The sandwich pictured above is without hot peppers.

I must add how pleased we were with the fries. Crinkle cut fries are often soggy, but at Porky’s they are the exact opposite. Cooked until they reach a crispy texture and golden brown color, the fries are only slightly greasy as you’d expect when eating fries.

The staff at Porky’s is extremely friendly and will help you if you can’t decide what to order. They also proudly share how everything is Housemade from the porchetta to the meatballs to the pizza sauce.

See! Like I said, flying pigs. Don’t forget to buy a tshirt when you visit! 100% of Porky’s Cafe tshirts are donated to breast cancer research – stop by and buy a shirt!

Porky’s Cafe
50 Center Street
Shelton, CT
203-924-4869


Flying Pigs and One of CT’s Best Sandwiches

We’ve been on the search for this sandwich for a few years. Yes, years. One of my husband’s favorite delis closed a few years ago and along with it left his absolute favorite porchetta sandwich.

Now, don’t get me wrong there have been others, but they are all runner-ups to the sandwich we think of fondly and crave regularly. Quite frankly, we thought the next time we’d find a porchetta sandwich worth telling everyone about would be when pigs fly.

Well, pigs are flying because last week we found a replacement for the long lost Porchetta, and we found it during our first visit to Porky’s in downtown Shelton.

How did I know this was “our new favorite porchetta sandwich”? Aside from when I bit into the sandwich and tasted a well seasoned, lean, thinly sliced, porchetta, I knew because halfway through eating his first Homemade Porchetta my husband ordered a second sandwich. He doesn’t do this often second orders while he’s still eating the first can only mean one thing – he has a new favorite (readers following along might remember him doing this at Norwalk’s Bistro Burger Bar, which you can read here.)

Porky’s Housemade Porchetta is made of a slow cooked porchetta (Italian pork roast), which is seasoned with garlic, salt, pepper, and fennel. The porchetta is sliced thin like deli meat, piled on a hard roll, and topped with hot peppers and mozzarella cheese and served with a side of fries and a pickle. The sandwich pictured above is without hot peppers.

I must add how pleased we were with the fries. Crinkle cut fries are often soggy, but at Porky’s they are the exact opposite. Cooked until they reach a crispy texture and golden brown color, the fries are only slightly greasy as you’d expect when eating fries.

The staff at Porky’s is extremely friendly and will help you if you can’t decide what to order. They also proudly share how everything is Housemade from the porchetta to the meatballs to the pizza sauce.

See! Like I said, flying pigs. Don’t forget to buy a tshirt when you visit! 100% of Porky’s Cafe tshirts are donated to breast cancer research – stop by and buy a shirt!

Porky’s Cafe
50 Center Street
Shelton, CT
203-924-4869


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