Serious Sandwiches at Jake’s Sandwich Board
I love reading menus of the places I plan on going to eat. When I first looked at the menu for 12th Street’s newest sandwich joint, Jake’s Sandwich Board, the words “whole roasted pig” jumped right off the page and smacked me in the face. Then I got hit again- some crazy genius at Jake’s designed a sandwich with hot dog slices and rib eye steak and another with turkey breast, bacon, and a black cherry spread. I knew I was going to like this place.
All sandwiches are either 7 or 8 dollars and are huge.
Jake’s provides pencils for checking off the ingredients on a list to customize your roasted pig sandwich. I checked off the boxes for crushed chili, provolone, and cracklings. Of course cracklings.
Sandwiches are served on plain, seeded, or multi- grain carangi rolls. I liked the seeded as a match for the pork au jus. While the meat wasn’t the thick, hand carved slices of pork that I expected, the chunks of pulled pork mixed with the crisp skin cracklings and spicy chili relish served me well. They pack a ton of juicy meat into that sandwich.
The slices of turkey in the Village Turkey had crispy bits of skin clinging to them. The turkey flavor was brightened by the smokiness and fat from the bacon. I loved the added twist of the cherry spread; it established the savory, salty, sweet trifecta. The arugula provides the bitter element if you like that sort of thing, or you could sub in spinach.
The fries are also very good. $2 adds a soda and a pile of fries to your sandwich. You will undoubtedly be stuffed after consuming the combo. The sodas were some microbrew that I did not recognize, but I was happy with my honey ginseng iced tea option.
One downside is that after a sandwich and fries, I had no room for a milk shake. I will be back very soon for one of those and to try the other crazy sandwiches.
P.S. Don’t forget, as Meal Ticket pointed out- sandwiches are buy one get one between 5-7 until the end of the month
THE + (What somebody who likes this place would say)
- Eclectic menu of giant sandwiches
- They are good about substituting ingredients to your preference
- Tasty fries and a good combo deal
- They even offer salads and naked (no bread) options for carb phobes
THE – (What somebody who doesn’t like this place would say)
- So full! No room for a milk shake!
- Hand-carved whole roasted pig makes me think of something other than pulled pork
Jake’s Sandwich Board, 122 S 12th St (@ Sansom St ), 215-922-0102