The roast pork is a classic South Philly sandwich,” Dave Fedoroff of Fedoroff’s Roast Pork tells me of the signature sandwich at his new Williamsburg shop. “I always tell people it’s like a Thanksgiving leftover sandwich; this is the Italian holiday leftover sandwich.
For an Italian holiday dinner you might have a pork roast and maybe an antipasti consisting of hard seeded bread and cheeses like sharp provolone and garlicky broccoli rabe and hot peppers. You throw it all together and you have the Philly Italian Roast Pork Sandwich.”
Last weekend, Fedoroff and his wife Stella opened the first brick-and-mortar location of their popular sandwich stand, which has been filling bellies at Clearview Festivals NYC street fairs and, since summer 2015, at Smorgasburg. The duo are originally from Philadelphia, moving to NYC four years ago and eventually deciding to bring the City of Brotherly Love’s cherished sandwiches, including a classic cheesesteak, to the city.