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Iconic Pork Slap Sandwich Gets a Facelift at Closed For Business

Updating the Upper King classics.

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Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas, covering the food and restaurant scene across North and South Carolina.

Most food aficionados who visit beer joint Closed for Business probably sample the notorious Pork Slap sandwich. The menu item is a piggy pile of ham, fried pork cutlet, green tomato pickles, Swiss cheese, and a house sauce. When critic Jeff Allen reviewed the restaurant in 2010, he said, "... the Pork Slap ($10) will win the day. It will be what famed Southern food chronicler John T. Edge wants to tweet about this weekend, if he can find a seat." Food GPS writer Joshua Lurie called it "downright pornographic."

After over five years on the menu, chefs Tito Marino and Leila Schardt are re-imaging the Slap. Fans, don't fear, it's not completely crazy. They are taking out the ham and replacing it with an oinker upgrade — pulled pork. Closed for Business says,

Every once in a while, in a young sandwich’s life, the time comes to raise the crave-ability factor by boosting the pizzazz under the bun.  Chefs Tito Marino and Leila Schardt at Closed for Business have done just that with the famous Pork Slap sandwich.   You will still find the fried pork cutlet, house sauce, Swiss cheese and melt-in-your-mouth Brown’s Court Bakery bun, but you will also be happy to taste the addition of tender pulled pork, pickled green tomatoes, and pickled mustard seeds.  While we once were Slap Happy, I guess you could now say we’re Slap Happier.  Available starting this week.

Here's a photo of the new creation:

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