This Way or That Way at This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef in the East Village

That Way Roast Beef Sandwich From This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef

That Way!

Beautiful weather today aside, winter weather has arrived in New York.  And nothing screams winter weather like comfort food.  Personally, when I am all bundled up in the cold, all I want is something cozy and hot to eat; fortunately, there is one little roast beef joint dangerously close to my casa that can fulfill those cravings whenever necessary.  This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef, as one could probably conclude based upon its name, is just precious.  In addition to combining two of my favorite things–cutesy themes and shamelessly trashy yet absurdly delicious comfort food– This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef is wonderfully cheap, open late, conveniently located and consistently yummy.

Right now, This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef is even cheaper than cheap, as it is currently featured on Scoutmob for BOGO on any rolls or heroes.  If you don’t have a Scoutmob app and like free food, then you had better get all up on that ASAP.  Anyways, the two most famous sandwiches served at TLPHRB are the “This Way,” featuring roast beef with au jus and cheez whiz, and the “That Way,” a roast beef sandwich with gravy and fresh mozzarella.  A roll of either one is $5.50, and a big hero is $9.50 for each.  Go with a friend with your BOGO Scoutmob deal and pay as little as $2.75 each for a massive sandwich.  Or be a little piggy and go by yourself and have two roast beef sandwiches.  Whatevz.

I went with a friend and we each got a roll.  Make no mistake, the rolls are exceedingly large and filling, so unless you are massive really hungry, I would really recommend sticking with the rolls!  The real beauty of going with a friend is that you can double-whammy and try more than one thing.  I honestly can’t decide what I like better between the This Way and the That Way.  They are both exquisite, and they are both very different.  Each one features the classic fresh, juicy, cooked-to-perfection TLPHRB roast beef.  There is no freezer or microwave in the restaurant kitchen, so you can be 100% sure that your luscious beef is fresh as fresh can be.  Anyways, the This Way may not sound gourmet per se what with the cheez whiz and all, but rest assured that the cheez whiz lends an amazing texture and flavor to the roast beef.  It melts really nicely onto the sandwich, and its saltiness perfectly complements the slight sweetness of the au jus.  It’s a perfect, endearingly trashy spin on a classic roast beef sandwich.  Unbelievably good.

This Way sandwich at This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef

This Way!

The That Way is also a force to be reckoned with.  The mozzarella that is generally heaped on the That Way is really delicious, and combined with the rich gravy, it makes for a truly decadent sandwich.  The That Way is perhaps a bit more filling as a result of its heavier components.  Both, however, are wonderful options, and I can’t imagine being dissatisfied with either one.  Whether you opt for the This Way or the That Way or any of the other beefy creations at This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef, you can take solace in knowing that you are in the hands of roast beef pros, and therefore no option is a bad option.

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About mmosner

I'm Mallory Mosner, and I'm a Seattle native making it big in New York City. I currently attend New York University, where I double-major in Communications and Anthropology. When I'm not in class or interning, I love exploring the city. I have a passion for food, and I love trying new restaurants around the city.
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