Best Of 2018

Best Reason Not to Get Chicken at a Chicken Restaurant: The Eagle

The Eagle is decently well known for its addictive brined, dredged and custom-fried chicken. But the cage-free fowl takes a backseat to the restaurant’s pork sandwich. With roasted pork shoulder, broccoli rabe, super-sharp asiago cheese and housemade hot peppers on a toasted hoagie, it’s one of the best things you’ll put in your mouth (and least until you pop a forkful of the Eagle’s five-cheese mac and cheese in there). It’s reminiscent of the roast pork sandwich from DiNic’s in Philadelphia — the other iconic Philly melt and named “America’s Best Sandwich” by some guy on Travel Channel. The Eagle, 1342 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, theeagleotr.com.