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Celebrating National Sandwich Month

Until my friend Vanessa alerted me, I was oblivious to the fact that it's National Sandwich Month. I don't know what to do with this information, but clearly I need to step up my game if I'm missing such grand sandwich-occasions.

In my defense, August is also Audio Appreciation Month, American Adventures Month, Happiness Happens Month among other, less alliterative things, such as National Goat Cheese Month, National Psoriasis Awareness Month and What Will Be Your Legacy Month.

Weirdly, August's wiki page notes that it's specifically National Panini Month with no mention of it being National Sandwich Month in general. Nor does it explain who's making these declarations. On whose authority did August become Win with Civility Month? If monthly designations can be assigned so freely, then I also deem August to be National Arbitrarily Assign a Theme to a Month Month.

In any case, I support all excuses to celebrate sandwiches. I'm doing my part by eating one as …

Pork: Ranked #1 among meats

Yesterday Serious Eats ran a list of 25 pork sandwiches they love in NYC. I'm sad to say I've never been to any of these places, so it looks like it's time to start working my way down the list. I thought I'd been to Tasty Dumpling, but I was confusing it with Excellent Pork Chop House.

Can anyone think of some NYC pork sandwiches that are missing? I would add anything with pate or soppressata that Eastern District in Greenpoint serves up.

Via Serious Eats:

Fresh Pork
Slow Roasted Pork at Rucola in Cobble HillPork and Cabbage Pancake at Tasty DumplingThe Pig and the Goat at the BodegaBBQ Pulled Pork Panino from Indian Road CafeMacho Man or Woman from Court Street GrocersPoblano Cemita at Cascabel TaqueriaPan Con Lechon at CoppeliaCubano at the Morningside Heights Havana CentralPernil with a Twist at Sophie's CubanPierna Torta at De MolePork Bracciole from Zito's Sandwich ShoppeGyro at BZ Grill
Cured Pork
Spicy Capicola from Parisi BakeryPBLT at Butcher BarJack'…