Do They Offer A Nobel Prize For Sandwiches?

Because if so, this would probably be the week that High Street wins it.

So for those of you who don’t know, Ellen Yin, Eli Kulp and the crew from Fork/High Street On Market recently expanded with a New York City location called High Street On Hudson. Well, lately this little Philly export has been killing it in the big city, racking up awards so fast (and in such profusion) that short of a Nobel or, like, a leftover Grammy or something, I’m pretty sure there’s no more praise for it to win.

Like for example, just yesterday, Grub Street named High Street’s roast pork sandwich the best in the city, saying:

“Why Philly’s No. 2 hoagie, the roast pork with provolone, lives in the shadow of the cheesesteak is a mystery. It’s the equivalent of what it would be like if New York were better known for calzoni and garlic knots than pizza. High Street on Hudson’s souped-up version of this undersung sandwich (heritage-breed pork shoulder, sharp provolone, anchovy-enhanced broccoli rabe fermented like kimchee, fantastic house-baked sesame-seeded semolina) proves the point. True, it’s about half the weight and size of standard-bearer John’s Roast Pork in Philadelphia, but it’s also an interpretation that won’t leave you vowing to go vegan the next day.”

Nice, right? And that’s just the latest thing. Before that, PureWow named High Street’s Forager breakfast sandwich #4 in the whole city. The New York Post called it “The year’s best new restaurant.” Time Out gave it five stars. Oh, and Pete Wells from the New York Times gave the place two stars in his March 8 review–which ain’t bad for some little West Village cafe hitting town by way of Philly. Even if Mr. Wells did hate the pastrami.

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