in this previous post, I mentioned my desire to seek out a superior pork sandwich. this sandwich forever quelled that desire. JoJoJoJo and I were relaxing at Bender's one saturday afternoon, idly speculating about their kitchen, and decided to get a pre-dinner snack of "yo yos"- deep fried pickles. the pickles were served with vegan ranch and a chipotle dipping sauce, and they were so good that we were persuaded to stay for an entire meal. that turned out to be one of the best decisions we've ever made, because this sandwich was insanely good. i'd lived around the corner for Bender's for years, and for some strange reason had never wandered in until recently, which I regret deeply. this sandwich.... oh man. the pork was so, so tender. it was marinated in a sweet BBQ sauce and served in a heaping pile, with coleslaw, on a hamburger bun. a fork definitely would have helped eat the huge gobs of shredded pork that fell out of this thing, but I had no shame in resorting to the use of my fingers. ah, what a sandwich. the rest of Bender's menu looked great too (JoJoJoJo will write about her sandwich soon)- burgers, fish, and plenty of vegan options like fried seitan.