12 fantastic sandwiches in Boston
1095 Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton. 617-562-8828.
Theres this know-it-all local food writer lets just call him the author who spent years shrugging off breathless tales of banh mi excellence in Brighton. Sounds amazing! hed lie, suspecting secretly that whatever bumped Pho Viets baguettes beyond the rank-and-file was incremental at best. Boy, was he mistaken. Marinated in a sugary paste of lemongrass and garlic, the fatty pork is grilled, then fried (to char the edges), before being shoved, piping-hot, into a toasty roll with mayo, jalapeno and pickled veggies. It not only blows Chinatowns workaday versions out of the water but as it turns out pairs beautifully with a side of crow.
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