The newest addition to sandwich-heavy Pioneer Square is Rain Shadow Meats Squared, a lunch-counter offspring of the popular butcher shop. In their porchetta sandwich, unsurprisingly, the meat is the focus; it’s a crusty baguette stuffed with fatty roast pork and slathered with pesto sauce. The flavors all point inward, toward the pork: The bread sops up the fat, and the pesto highlights the porchetta’s freshness. It’s a sandwich to be stacked against anything Pioneer Square—even sainted Salumi—has to offer, with juiciness you can only find in the best cuts of meat, simply prepared. (Rain Shadow Meats Squared, 404 Occidental Ave S, 467-4854, 11 am–6 pm, $12)

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