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Looking for a whole "lechon"


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Looking for a whole "lechon"

lookoutkitty | | Sep 24, 2008 02:31 PM

Went to new Porchettta on 7th street last night, and had most amazing roast pork sandwich. The pork was so good that it made me want to change the entire menu for a party I'm having on Saturday. I'm now looking for a whole roast pig (let) to serve just as hot, delicious meat piled onto delicious buns, and thinking that a 'lechon' might just work.

A friend at work tells me it's the Colombians who excel at the lechons, and if I want a whole one, I'd have to hook up with a Colombian restaurant/caterer. I don't have a ton of cash to spend, and am guessing that a lechon will be around $150-$200. Has anyone on Chow ever ordered one and know of a good place? Or anyone eaten any particularly good roast pork and can steer me to a place?

I've been googling away, and not really finding much - I live in Harlem and plan on doing a walk around 116th on my way home to see if any take-away places look promising.

Thanks for any help!

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