A Sandwich a Day: Tasso Ham at Plenty in Philadelphia
In this great country of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around the country. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.
Newly opened Plenty in South Philly has loads of options for high end takeout. They've got a lovely case of house cured charcuterie and local cheeses, salads and soups ready to go, and some really great sandwiches. So far the Tasso Ham Panini ($9) is our favorite out of what we've sampled. A crisp Italian loaf is filled with super smoky Tasso ham, melty Gruyère, and a spicy Creole mayo and grilled on the panini press until compact, crackly, and ridged. Unlike other Tassos, this Philadelphia version is moist, peppery, and fatty enough to bring to mind a porkier pastrami.