Just EVERY sandwich at Pork Belly's

All photos by Tommy Sumo

Abbot Kinney's Pork Belly's is a wood-laden, take-out-only sandwich spot, with meats from a competitive grillmaster who's making some of the most seriously ridiculous pig-outs ever to be put between bread, except for that one time we did that thing at Whole Foods. To wit:

Sandwiches at Pork Belly's, Venice, CA

Their signature sando's not just the name of a sweet bar near San Diego -- the Belly Up is actually smoked BBQ pork belly topped w/ coleslaw and dripping with BBQ sauce, on a brioche bun.

Sandwiches at Pork Belly's, Venice, CA

This may look like a veggie sandwich, but don't start gagging yet: it's actually a Pork BLT, w/ sliced pig, lettuce, tomato, and avocado (natch) on sourdough.

Sandwiches at Pork Belly's, Venice, CA

If you like chicken parms that tell knock-knock jokes and wear "Life Is Good" tees, you'll love this Cheesy Chicken Parm.

Sandwiches at Pork Belly's, Venice, CA

Yes, the sloppy Joe in this Abbot Joe is vegan. But there's a runny egg to offset that, so you're still good, unlike the not-pictured/why-bother Kinney Joe.

Sandwiches at Pork Belly's, Venice, CA

It's both this pork-and-beef meat-sphere grinder, and what that famous bar has for trying to pull off rocking that hat all the time: Smokey Balls.

Sandwiches at Pork Belly's, Venice, CA

The Chop's got brisket that's smoked for 12hrs, just like you before the first time you saw Phish... and the second time... and last night.

Sandwiches at Pork Belly's, Venice, CA

Essentially a pressed grilled cheese with smoked brisket (also available minus meat): they call it The Chop Melt. You'll call it: "That thing that I KEEP EATING."

Tater tots at Pork Belly's, Venice, CA

OK, valid: this is not a sandwich. Those are tater tots. Covered with brisket. Slathered in cheese. Thought you might wanna see 'em, too.