I suspect that there are already a litany of nasty comments going in under this heading based strictly on the headline, but I’m not talking about that McRib.
No, chef Greg Baker is serving up his own take on the limited-time-only pork sandwich at The Refinery ( 5137 N. Florida Ave. Tampa; 813-237-2000), and will have it until Dec. 1, or until he gets a cease-and-desist order (in 3 … 2 … 1 …). But if they have to change the name, it is still a brilliant idea. Baker’s isn’t made with ribs. Which, come to think of it, is probably another thing the sandwich has in common with the fast food giant. What the Arches people aren’t doing is making their patties out of pig head torchon. Baker is.
The Refinery usually changes its menu every week, but with the holiday this week, this menu is staying an extra week. If you’ve had one, please let me know how it is. Because it sounds amazing.