I want to thank you sincerely for helping me rediscover a long lost love - pork. Here I've been just eating boring chops and shoulders and ribs when I could've been seeing the magic in pork belly.
This little piggy
This little piggy loves herself some little piggies. And for whatever reason whenever I saw it on a menu in Chicago, it was a must-order-situation. Here's the scoop on my favorite pig-out places:
I can't stop smiling when I think about this place. I get it. Or is it that they get me? Either way, it's magic, baby, and I want more. Owned by the genius team behind Avec, Blackbird and The Violet Hour, this pig palace really knew how to reignite my pork lovin' flame.
I started with the spicy pork rinds. Note: do not expect that mouth-injuring substance you see in plastic bags near the checkout at the beer store. This was the real deal. Freshly fried, crispy, more crackly than Pop Rocks, all sprinkled with a spicy powder that you can't help licking off your finger tips later.
Chicago, this little piggy will be back in June. And now she knows what she's looking for ;)
3053 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
837 W. Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607