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A Sandwich a Day: The Pig Mac at Crop Bistro in Cleveland

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.

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[Photographs: Daniel Zemans]

Usually when I first encounter a menu with as many appealing options as the one at Crop Bistro in Cleveland, it takes me a while to make a decision. But one glance at The Pic Mac ($12), a whimsical porcine take on America's most famous burger, and there was really no point of even considering any other options.

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The Pig Mac comes with three different kinds of pork on a glistening, toasted, eggy challah bun that's, naturally, topped with sesame seeds. The top half of the sandwich includes two pig parts, pork loin and bacon, along with the requisite special sauce, pickles and lettuce.

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The bottom half delivers braised pork, a melted mound of Monterey Jack cheese, and chopped onions that are definitely not of the rehydrated variety. Taken together, this sandwich was as much fun as I hoped it would be. And while none of the individual components stood out as particularly noteworthy, the whole thing is a very enjoyable bit of excess.

Crop Bar and Bistro

2537 Lorain Ave Cleveland, OH 44113 (map)
(216) 696-2767 cropbistro.com

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