Porchetta Coupons and Deals
The Polish church of Saint Stanislaus, a vestige of the old neighborhood if ever there was one, stands rather majestically across the street from the gleaming white, six-stool shop that Sarah Jenkins opened in 2008. Unlike Saint Stan’s, Porchetta is small, hip, modern, serves beer and is devoted to just one thing—pork. The sizzling meat, with each roast covered in crunchy skin and dripping with juice, is neatly displayed in the glass case and treated more like a designer accessory (well, it is from Niman Ranch) than the oozing hot hunk, just off the rotisserie, that the aroma confirms it must be. Above all, the scene suggests the porchetta sandwich, on beautiful flour-dusted bread from Grandaisy Bakery, is exactly what sophisticated downtown palates want today. The concept of porchetta is totally Roman; the idea behind Porchetta much more New York. Just think of it all as operating within the new parish of East Village.