Pork Roll: Popularized in the region during the 19th century, pork roll, also known as Taylor ham (after a well-loved brand name), is a bologna-like breakfast meat often served on a Kaiser roll with eggs and cheese. Originally from New Jersey but extremely popular in Philly, this Mid-Atlantic favorite rivals scrapple as the breakfast meat of choice for locals. It can be found in pretty much any area diner, but neighborhood hangs such as Grubhouse offer it on sandwiches (the decadent “Three Little Pigs,” with pork roll, pulled pork and bacon). Elsewhere, BRU Craft & Wurst whips up a mean pork roll-based Reuben, while The Blue Duck grinds the meat into its award-winning Pork Roll Burger.
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