New York – East Village
110 E 7th St. bet. First Ave. and Ave. A)
New York, NY
It’s all about Roman-style pork here, but if you happen to be a vegetarian you won’t starve when your pork-loving friend drags you in. On the brief menu is also a fresh mozzarella sandwich, chicory salad with garlic dressing and cooking greens. To go with chef Sara Jenkins’ meltingly delicious porchetta sandwich, get a side of crispy potatoes and burnt ends laced with fresh herbs. This clean, tiny East Village storefront offers just a few stools and minimal standing room, and it’s so good and simple it seems ripe for franchising. The claustrophobic can opt for take-out.