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pdxtodd Sep 26, 2011 01:31 PM

I rarely order pork chops because I find that they're either hit or miss, and usually the latter, rather than the former. A good pork chop should be flavorful, reasonably fatty on the edges, juicy as hell, and in a perfect world, layered enough in flavor so that you don't get totally palate-fatigued 1/3 of the way through it. So if I were to jump back into the pork chop game, where would you suggest going for a no-fail PC?

  1. amyh18 Sep 26, 2011 09:29 PM

    I love the pork chop at The Boat Street Cafe.

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    Boat Street Cafe
    909 NE Boat St, Seattle, WA

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      Lauren Sep 27, 2011 09:59 AM

      Boat Street for sure. We just had it again last week and it was fantastic.

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      Boat Street Cafe
      909 NE Boat St, Seattle, WA

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      mrnelso Sep 26, 2011 10:31 PM

      Dot's Delicatessen, on Fremont Ave, cut me a couple delectable ones just the other day. I did not ask them to fry them up, but they do have fire, pans, and talent.

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        Brunhilde Oct 8, 2011 06:36 PM

        Dot's had both smoked pork chops and non-smoked in the case today when we went for happy hour today.

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        pusherman Sep 27, 2011 12:25 PM

        You maybe wouldn't expect it, but when it's on the menu at Oddfellows, it's great (10th/Pine).

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          tykapfh Sep 27, 2011 03:48 PM

          Nearly everything I've had at Local 360 has been disappointing, except for the pork chop. I loved it. I really want to like this place since it's close to me, but every meal has been a let down. Especially the breakfast/brunch items. Yes, I realize I am in the minority here. I've tried it 4 times now.

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            equinoise Sep 28, 2011 02:20 PM

            I rarely order it as I think I can do better with a brined chop at home (based off Suzanne Goin's recipe from the Lucques cookbook) but I like the version that someone had at Lecosho when I went there earlier this "summer."

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              pdxtodd Sep 29, 2011 11:13 AM

              Greg Atkinson also has a great recipe for a brined chop. I'll look forw Goin's too, love to try new methods.

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            terrycatch Sep 28, 2011 02:32 PM

            Rarely eat pork chops other than at home for the very reasons you specify. But visiting Seattle last weekend, was encouraged to try the pork chop at Dahlia Lounge and it was indeed exceptional. We know that DL is not on everyone's Top Ten list, but in 10 years of occasional visits, it is one of the few global restaurants about which I can say that I have never had a bad meal. And the pork chop was one of the best.

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            Dahlia Lounge
            2030 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

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              pdxtodd Sep 29, 2011 11:13 AM

              Thanks for all the responses! Look forward to trying a few of these spots. Will report back!

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                hareforce1 Sep 30, 2011 07:37 AM

                Back when Matt Dillon was at Stumbling Goat Bistro, he served up the meanest, thickest, juiciest pork chop I've ever had the pleasure of eating. Not sure if it's still on the menu, but it's worth a shot. Tom Douglas also has a solid recipe for brined pork chops in one of his cookbooks, perhaps the same recipe he uses at Dahlia?

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                Stumbling Goat Bistro
                6722 Greenwood Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98103

                1. lavaca Sep 30, 2011 09:17 AM

                  I had a very good pork chop at Quinn's a year or so ago. If it's still on the menu, I would recommend it.

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                    not the bad Steve Oct 3, 2011 08:56 AM

                    I've had several fantastic brined pork chops at Crow. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be on the menu that's up on Crow's website now.

                    1. fuzzyboy Oct 8, 2011 05:14 PM

                      I had a great one at Tavolata.

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                      Tavolata
                      2323 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

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