Following on the meaty heels of its perma-line-out-the-door-endowed sister spot’s SE Hawthorne successes, this new sandwich shop in downtown’s burgeoning West End is luring downtown worker bees from their hives with hulking porchetta, mortadella, and “porkstrami” stuffed marvels. Though the sammies should probably come with vascular disclaimers, you'll still find a way to justify an item from a short list of formidable sides. Wash it down with a drink from Lardo's full bar, slinging everything from Heater Allen Pils to the signature Lardo Sour. Daintier eaters and herbivores, fear not, the eggplant parmesan-wich and escarole Caesar hold their own.
Westside rejoice! You can now find
Lardo's phatty fries and pork belly cubanos on the other side of the river. Little known fact: these purveyors of pork perfection have a KILLER Caesar salad, if you're into that sort of thing.