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Pork belly... Restaurant which has it on the menu?

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ashii Dec 23, 2010 01:05 PM

Im looking for a restaurant which has pork belly right now.
Blackbird was rumored to have it, but it wasnt exactly what I was looking for. Suggestions? I checked some local menus, but I assume it may be easier just to ask :)

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  1. mitch cumstein Dec 23, 2010 01:08 PM

    I like the pork belly BLT at Bradstreet. Really nice and simple, but works wonderfully with a bourbon cocktail.

    Also, one of my visits to Haute Dish, I had a picnic salad that had another really well done bell portion with a beautiful oyster vinaigrette and cauliflower 3 ways. I have since wondered who cooked it there, it was such a delicate, not really landon's style. I would doubt it is still available, but who knows.

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      ashii Dec 23, 2010 02:05 PM

      Blackbird has sandwhich style preparation involving tons of cheese. And of course there is the BLT style, but im looking for a more elegant prep.

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      LauraB Dec 23, 2010 02:57 PM

      I had an awesome version with apples and mustard sauce at the Strip Club a month or so ago. Tender on the inside, crispy on the outside with a really awesome sauce.

      We also had a truly amazing pork belly dish at Piccolo several months ago, but I think their menu has changed since then so I do not know if there current menu has pork belly (but based on the other one, I am sure that if it is on the menu, it would be great).

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      The Strip Club
      378 Maria Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55106

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        annacharlotte Jan 11, 2011 05:27 PM

        Yes! We had this too. My husband says it is the best thing he has ever eaten at a restaurant. I couldn't think of a topper, honestly. It was so delicious.

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          Matronix Jan 13, 2011 09:12 AM

          Went to The Strip Club about a month ago and my friend got the Pork Belly... it was very good.

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          The Strip Club
          378 Maria Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55106

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          ashii Dec 23, 2010 06:23 PM

          This is what i found so far:
          Pork Belly=
          The Strip Club: 378 Maria Ave, st paul
          Pork Belly squash, apples, cashew foie gras-nola, Uncle Pete’s mustard glaze $22.00

          Porter and Frye: 1115 Second Ave so. Minneapolis
          Pork belly, baked beans, bacon, and apple onion compote 17.00

          Sample room: 2124 Marshall Street NE, Minneapolis
          Pork Belly Confit – with ponzu sauce 5.25

          Ngon Bistro: 799 University Ave, St. Paul
          Braised Pork Belly Fischer Farms pork belly braised with our pho spices,
          served with micro greens & cilantro sauce 8

          WA Frost and Company: 374 Selby Ave. St Paul
          Hidden Stream Farm Pork belly confit, radicchio Treviso, quince mostarda, Stickney hills goat cheese foam 9.50

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          The Strip Club
          378 Maria Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55106

          Porter and Frye
          1115 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403

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            rp1760 Dec 26, 2010 09:49 AM

            I had a very, very nice Cassoulet for lunch last week at W. A. Frost. $14.00. Crispy duck confit, maple sausage and pork belly confit, all nice portions, surrounded with a luscious garlicky white bean ragout.

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            JimGrinsfelder Dec 24, 2010 06:37 AM

            It might not be what you're seeking but they have pork belly at Teahouse II in St. Paul. It's sliced very thin and done with leeks in a stir fry. I think it's delicious. We ate there last night and had very solid service and food. 3 beers, 3 orders of mini-juicy buns, the amazing cucumbers, 3 entrees and a soup and it was $100 with tip for 5 of us.

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              meljohns Dec 24, 2010 02:53 PM

              When Scott at Corner Table has a fresh hog he usually has some form of pork belly on his menu (last time I had pork belly fried rice- oh my god it was good). It's worth a call to find out what their menu is for the week.

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              Corner Table
              4257 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409

              1. VVA Dec 26, 2010 10:09 AM

                Szechuan Spice in Uptown has a delicious dish with pork belly, it's called the "stew pork with crispy rice" basically pieces of pork belly in a rich brown sauce (slight spice) sauteed bok choy or similar cabbage and crispy rice. It is a must have for us when we go there.

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                Szechuan Spice
                3016 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

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                  bob s Jan 11, 2011 08:36 PM

                  Little Szechuan (and, I believe, Tea House) have twice-cooked pork - which should be right up your alley. It's a classic Szechuan dish.

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                  Little Szechuan - West End
                  5377 16th Street, St. Louis Park, MN 55416

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                  MNLawGirl Dec 27, 2010 01:05 PM

                  I was at moto-i not too long ago and had the pork belly bun (check with the server - the current menu says Hoisin pork) and the pork belly lettuce wraps. Both were delicious. www.moto-i.com.

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                  moto-i
                  2940 Lyndale Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

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                    amgarrison Jan 9, 2011 01:56 PM

                    In Season has an AWESOME pork belly dish right now. Better than any I've had in recent history. "Crispy Oysters & Glazed Pork Belly with Sweet & Sour Cabbage and Mustard" I'm not a big oyster fan, raw or otherwise, but this really knocked it out of the park.

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                    In Season
                    5416 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

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                      JKellyMN Jan 12, 2011 08:14 AM

                      The Lyndale Taphouse in uptown has a pork belly appetizer that is VERY good. Large portion and probably much more affordable than all the other places suggested.

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                        docfood Jan 13, 2011 10:22 AM

                        Once again, I really love On's on University and Snelling. They have a fantastic crispy pork and chinese broccoli with lovely slices of pork belly glistening on the plate. A fantastic meal. And at 6.99, a bargain to boot.

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