The Republic of Sandwich has some of the best sandwiches in Austin. It’s a small unassuming shop adjacent to a gas station, located right across the street from Épicerie in Rosedale. The roasted pork is the main event at Republic of Sandwich. The meat is tender, juicy, well seasoned and has a rich roasted flavor. If you stop by for breakfast you’ll need to try the Republic Taco, a breakfast taco with eggs, potato, homemade kimchi and roasted pork. Let me repeat that, roasted pork and kimchi on a breakfast taco. If you’re there for lunch or dinner try the 215, a sandwich that pairs pork with broccoli rabe, peppers and provolone. This classic combination is known in Philadelphia, the city with the 215 area code, as an Italian roast pork sandwich. I’ve had more than a few of these when I lived in Philly and this one stacks up.