Tommy DiNic’s Roast Pork and Beef
Tommy DiNic’s Roast Pork and Beef is located in the famous Reading Terminal at 12th and Arch, Center City Philadelphia, PA. Established in 1954, Tommy DiNic’s Roast Pork and Beef has one of the best roast beef and pork sandwiches in the city. The only place that I think tops them is my favorite Nick’s Old Original Roast Beef.
This is not exactly a Philly cheese steak review unless you define the term very loosely. Tommy DiNic’s Roast Pork and Beef do not sell traditional Philly cheese steaks. However, if you were to compare this sandwich to a Philly cheese steak it has many similar qualities. Tommy DiNic’s Roast Pork and Beef uses long soft Italian rolls and thin slices of roasted beef (the same animal used to make a cheese steak). There aren’t any onions on there but there is provolone cheese (just like a Philly steak).
Tommy DiNic’s Roast Pork and Beef has a wet sandwich but not anywhere as wet as Nick’s Roast Beef. The roast beef sandwich is so juicy that the bottom of the roll becomes extremely wet. If you don’t eat it fast enough the wet roll will make the roast beef start to fall out from under.
Tommy DiNic’s Roast Pork and Beef also has veal, chicken, and sausage that they cook daily. They also have a very small counter that you can eat at. I was actually supposed to try Spataro’s Cheesesteaks, which is right across from DiNics but they closed early…oh well for them. I don’t know why these places want to close so early and give up good business. Anyway, I ended up a very satisfied customer of DiNic’s.