Funds have been tight, but Albany John was sorely in need of a treat, so we grabbed a pulled pork sandwich from the Pig Pit in Cohoes, NY one night. Actually, I sped over to the Pig Pit after calling in the request for one sandwich at 7:20 pm. It’s a darned good sandwich of pulled, smoky pork, and one I was hoping I wouldn’t miss. They close at 8 pm (and for later-night eaters like us, this is on the early side) and can close a bit earlier when it’s not busy. Generally, we think of ordering by the time they’ve already closed.
This time we were lucky and got a pulled pork sandwich for $6.43 (after tax. Pre-tax it’s $5.95). We both ended up eating this sandwich – it’s huge. It’s like the best of both worlds – cheap, huge portions, and amazingly good. The pork is nice and smoky (not just cooked, pulled pork with some sauce tossed in), and there are charred bits in as well. Easily, this is over one pound of pulled pork. Maybe two. If you are waffling about what to order, I highly recommend this sandwich.