Eat This for Lunch Today: Porchetta Sandwich at Carmel Pizza Co.
Yesterday for lunch we popped over to Carmel Pizza Company at Fisherman's Wharf, because ever since we read about it a few weeks ago, visions of its porchetta sandwich have been dancing through our head.
This version had less fat than previous porchetta sandwiches we've known and loved -- the fresh ciabatta roll remained relatively grease-free, a far cry from the glorious gut bombs of sandwiches past -- but it did mean that it didn't completely kill our productivity for the rest of the afternoon.
The sandwich was simply topped with a shower of arugula, though tomato, cheese, and roasted garlic were offered as options. The meat was a combo of lean Berkshire pork loin laced with rosemary, fennel, and other classic Tuscan spices, with some crispy pork belly cracklings thrown in for texture and fattiness.
The truck is semi-permanently parked on Jones St., a block away from the tourist madness of the Wharf, making it a good option for locals who just want a more-than-mediocre lunch (bonus points: if you're a local, you get $1 off).
Plus, there are 11-inch wood-fired pizzas. We'll be back.