PORCHETTA & CO. 825 Dundas West, at Palmerston, 647-352-6611, porchettaco.com.
Porchetta Sandwich ($5.95)
In a little less than a year, Nick auf der Mauer's tiny west-side sandwich shop has grown from an obscure backwater take-away into a culinary cause célèbre, no small feat considering there are only six seats in the house and one thing on the menu.
That'd be grilled Portuguese buns from Caldense Bakery across the street piled with slow-roasted naturally raised duBreton pork shoulder marinated in garlic and olive oil, wrapped in smoky prosciutto and fatty pork belly crackling. With such a limited lineup, does he ever get sick of all that pig?
"Not yet, anyway," says the former Drake sous chef. "We will be doing something very soon that no one's ever done with pork, but I don't want to give too much away. All I can say is that it doesn't involve two pieces of bread."
Tuesday to Saturday 11:30 am to 9 pm. Closed Sunday, Monday, some holidays. Unlicensed. Cash only. Access: short ramp at door, counter seating, no washrooms.