October 6, 2012

PORKTOBERFEST DAY 4: TAYLORS GOURMET "Girard Ave"

TAYLOR GOURMET: GIRARD AVE $6.99
PORKTOBERFEST DAY 4: 

TAYLORS GOURMET  "GIRARD AVE"
1910 14th ST NW

Next time you are in DC and trying every other beer on Churchkey's menu you can walk a few blocks north at have yourself a real quicker soaker-upper at Taylor Gourmet until 3 am.  It is one of 6 locations for the Philly -inspired specialty sandwich emporium.  
There is also one on the bar-heavy H st Corridor in the NE. 

It was the 46th  dish I have completed from the "Chef's Feed" app. 
Chefs Feed recommended the Pattison- which has House-roasted pork, provolone, and broccoli rabe- but I went with the pork, prove, onions and red peppers.  It was perfect. And I wasn't even tipsy.

When TAYLOR first opened- their goal was to pay homage to their Philly roots and use Sarcones bread. I don't believe that's happening now. And it doesn't matter one bit. The white seeded roll was soft enough. The sandwich wasn't a bit messy either.

They had the best fountain soda machine I have ever seen. Lance Romance would have been in heaven. First of all he can obtain Porkroll outside of Philly- then he can enjoy said Porkroll with Rootbeer, Vanilla cream, or  Black Cherry soda?

Music was mostly hip-hop during my visit although Vanilla Ice was out the speakers as I was wrapping up my visit.

I did a little research while typing this up and found out one of the two founders, Dave Mazza, went to college at Penn State with me.  Hopefully- I'll run into him one of these days and wish him well.

They also serve brunch 8-11 on Saturdays and Sundays. You will probably want to try their risotto balls stuffed with porkroll.

I've been working the DC market now for a little over a year- and this is one of the best sandwiches I have had.  If you're considering hitting DC for a weekend- shoot me an email. I'd be happy to share some noteworthy spots with you.


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