By William Kristoph
I took a trip to Pensacola recently and made it a mission to find some local flavor. I’ve been to Pensacola a bunch, but I haven’t really ventured out past the typical chain restaurants. Porchetta’s is local, rated highly on Urbanspoon and the online sandwich menu made it sound absolutely awesome. First off, it’s a great sign when you look around and there are “regulars” in a restaurant, especially on a Saturday. I can definitely say that Porchetta’s fits that perfect idea of a great “dive” with great food. It’s a hole-in-the-wall and for a really tasty lunch for a fair price it’s a great option in Pensacola.
The Big Momma Porchetta Sandwich
I can’t begin to explain a Porchetta. It’s pork and a bunch of spices and it’s just this wonderful peppery explosion of flavor. The description on Porchetta’s main pageexplains it, but you really have to taste it to understand. The Big Momma is the perfect size for lunch. If you need something bigger, there’s always the giant Big Daddy. The bun is chewy and tasty with some mayo and mustard. And then there’s the pork. The pork is so good. Slow cooked with lots of spiced, but not a lot of heat, it was something very unique that I can’t remember having before. I ate every last bite of it and was absolutely satisfied at the end of the meal. Continue reading What Should Pensacola Eat? – Porchetta’s Is Local Awesomeness