Dish No. 35: Porchetta Sandwich at Maialino

An eggy, porky way to start the day
An eggy, porky way to start the day
Lauren Shockey

The quintessential New York City breakfast sandwich is, without doubt, a sausage-egg-and-cheese on a roll (like this one). But for those mornings when you need something a bit more decadent, head to Danny Meyer's Roman trattoria, Maialino, located in the Gramercy Park Hotel, and get the porchetta sandwich.

The $14 sandwich is about 1,000 times pricier than the corner-deli equivalent, but this piggy, eggy delight is worth it. Thinly sliced, herb-coated pork comes topped with arugula and two sunnyside-up eggs. The dish, which is really two small sandwiches in one, is a truly ample serving, and could easily be split between two (then get an order of the ricotta pancakes, solving the eternal sweet-savory dilemma). Break the yolks so they drip over the lusciously tender meat and just ever so slightly wilt the arugula. If this doesn't put you in a good morning type of mood, clearly nothing will.

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