Cinci - Porkopolis Restaurant?
Planning a daytrip to Cinci on 1/27 -- has anyone eaten at Porkopolis in Mt. Adams recently? I searched the boards but found nothing definitive or recent. My husband was attracted to the Rookwood history -- and close proximity to the CMA. Any other recommendations for lunch nearby (Mt. Adams) would be appreciated.
Thanks, from a Lexington 'hound.
I've never eaten at Porkopolis but I've eaten often at its sister restaurant, which is Nick's Chops & Chasers in Oakley. I believe they have the same menu. We like it -- good pork chops served a half-dozen ways, and good prime rib, and everything has kind of a home-cooked edge to it. It's very good but not blow-your-doors-off great. It's also a shame that a restaurant in that location has no view.
I don't eat often in Mount Adams. Daveed's is terrific but expensive (figure $100+ each person including drinks). The Teak Thai restaurant is also very good. I've also heard good things about Mount Adams Fish House (expensive) and the City View tavern (very good burgers, and if they weather's nice, they have a back patio with a great overlook).
I eat at Porkopolis often. It is very good, and I can definitely recommend it. The building it is in has great ambience, and the kilns still stand, and house dining tables. But, only view is from the parking lot.
The menu is reasonably priced. There are a number of sandwiches that look pretty good, but I usually do entrees. The highlights are the pork chops and steaks. You get a choice of two sides. I like the addition of a baked sweet potato. The veggies are over-cooked, most of the time, but the side Caesar is pretty good.
Porkopolis recently opened for breakfast, as well, although I haven't tried it yet.
Thanks for the feedback. I looked at the Mt. Adams website, but it was so vague I was a little put off. Dragging a kid around for culinary adventures is only good sometimes. We wound up driving up to Rookwood Commons and eating at PFChang. Sinful, I know, but it was the first time we had gone. My 4yrold happily ate wonton soup and beef w/broccoli, and I had an indecent wallow in Salt&Pepper shrimp. Perhaps when it's just a grownups' trip we'll do Porkopolis.