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The Boston Globe

Food & dining

A Philly sandwich that rivals cheese steak

PHILADELPHIA — The best food in Philly comes on bread. For decades, two sandwiches have ruled the city: cheesesteak and roast pork. While the Philly cheesesteak has made it to Ecuador (where a stellar “American with” can be eaten beachside in Puerto Ayora), the Philly roast pork is done well only at a few old-time spots in its city of
origin. One of those is Tommy DiNic’s at Reading Terminal Market.

To find DiNic’s in the market, look for its high maroon and yellow signs and then take a seat at the marbled green soapstone bar. Mounted above the 18 stools that wrap in an L around the open kitchen, a plywood menu lists six Italian-style sandwiches, priced $8-$11. Start with the roast pork.

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