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Best Pork?

sweth Dec 15, 2010 01:00 PM

Grub Street has now done overviews of the best pig dishes in NYC, LA, Chicago, Boston, Philly, and SF:


Which raises the question: what about DC and environs? Rather than waiting for them to do it for us, I think we should start compiling our own list. Any nominations?

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  1. ktmoomau RE: sweth Dec 15, 2010 01:35 PM

    The "Irish bacon" and egg sandwich at Eve for lunch.

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      sweth RE: ktmoomau Dec 16, 2010 07:57 PM

      I haven't been to Eve in a while; do they have a bacon and egg now? I love the BLT there, but a version of that w/ egg would be amazing. Especially if they could do the egg fried, w/ a runny yolk...

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      lblau RE: sweth Dec 15, 2010 02:04 PM

      Just today, a couple of folks told me 'anything at Honey Pig'

      1. Dennis S RE: sweth Dec 16, 2010 02:34 AM

        Easily some of the German dishes at Euro Bistro in Herndon. But it's German and pork - whattya expect?

        I'd also throw in N36 from Joe's - Spinach and Ground Pork (spicy). One of the noodle dishes worthwhile to check out, imo.

        Unfortunately NO pulled pork in the area worthwhile for a list like this.

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          reiflame RE: sweth Dec 16, 2010 04:30 AM

          Corduroy's pork belly, if it's on the menu.

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            Raids RE: sweth Dec 16, 2010 04:33 AM

            Againn's country pork pate.

            The pork belly at Cuba Libre was awesome, but since I haven't yet had it at Corduroy I'm not ready to say it's the best in the city or anything like that.

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              MrsWheatie RE: sweth Dec 17, 2010 05:04 AM

              Sichuan Pork Belly at Grace Garden.

              Grace Garden
              1690 Annapolis Rd, Odenton, MD

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                sweth RE: MrsWheatie Dec 17, 2010 12:10 PM

                +1. I dream of the pork belly w/ mui choy.

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                  JonParker RE: sweth Dec 17, 2010 12:36 PM

                  Add me to the list. He does a pork belly with rice powder thing that's amazing too.

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                marcj RE: sweth Dec 17, 2010 05:46 AM

                The Allan Benton country ham at Againn is delicious.

                How about Komi's roasted pig?

                1509 17th St NW Ste 1, Washington, DC 20036

                1. alkapal RE: sweth Dec 17, 2010 06:50 AM

                  pork belly at hong kong palace.

                  warning: the info below is for non-snobs only (and is obviously not unique to d.c.):
                  and if you're not congenitally opposed -- i recommend carrabba's pork chops with marsala-mushroom sauce. the meat is succulent, tender and very flavorful -- and it won't set you back a mortgage payment. for $18, you get a superb duo of thick chops with a lovely, savory marsala sauce with lots of sliced mushrooms, fresh garlic mashed potatoes (or veg of the day, or a pasta), and a soup or salad (we love the sausage lentil soup). the chops are consistently delicious and cooked to your desired doneness (i recommend "medium") from their wood-fired grill! the same dinner at a d.c. "institution" would cost double (and the service would be just about the same; no velvet booths, though....).

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                    dinwiddie RE: sweth Dec 17, 2010 08:35 AM

                    Since everyone knows that you can't get real BBQ in any of these places, it is a moot point. There are just too many good BBQ places, each with its own love/hate fans to count.

                    1. ktmoomau RE: sweth Dec 17, 2010 09:43 AM

                      Speaking of pork chops... Liberty Tavern has some really good pork chops and the portion is very generous for the price.

                      Another nomination would be the boudin blanc at Marcel's.

                      And the pork belly at Trummer's on Main.

                      The Liberty Tavern
                      3195 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201

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                        marcj RE: ktmoomau Dec 17, 2010 09:54 AM

                        The Marcel's boudin blanc doesn't contain any pork:


                        I'd definitely nominate it for the best bird dish in the city, though.

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                        hamster RE: sweth Dec 17, 2010 10:54 AM

                        Chorizo sandwich at Estadio. That is porkiness in its purest form.

                        Crispy pork with Chinese broccoli at Nava Thai used to be one of my favorites, though I think the kitchen has slipped, so I'm not sure how it is these days.

                        Nava Thai Restaurant
                        11315 Fern St, Silver Spring, MD 20902

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                          sweth RE: hamster Dec 17, 2010 12:11 PM

                          Pasara in Old Town does a very good version of the crispy pork w/ Chinese broccoli.

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                            hamster RE: sweth Dec 20, 2010 09:39 AM

                            That is good to hear. I was walking by yesterday, and noticed that the newish Thai place on Connecticut south of Dupont is a Pasara, and they have a crispy pork and Chinese broccoli listed on their specials board. I am thinking that might be my Christmas lunch!

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                            Dennis S RE: hamster Dec 17, 2010 06:47 PM

                            If you open it to Chorizo, then TECC is the very clear winner. That stuff is amazing. I also like R&R just south of Baltimore for their Chorizo.

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                            flavrmeistr RE: sweth Dec 21, 2010 10:47 AM

                            The roast pork shank at Schmankerlstube in Hagerstown. A seriously tasty hunk of pork. You have to call ahead to reserve one.

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