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Pig Roast at Citizen's Public, vs Posto, plus hat tip to Pennypackers

calisson | May 29, 201506:18 PM

I have a strange obsession with pig roasts, and have managed to gather enough people for two of them. The first one was at Posto (Davis Square, Somerville) about two years ago. The pork meat itself at Posto was quite good, tender and flavorful, though the skin was inedibly leathery, and the sides kind of meh. Still, it was a tasty and fun experience. But the lack of good crackling skin made me unwilling to go back.

Then earlier this month a group of friends and I had the pig roast at Citizen's Public (Boston's Fenway area). AMAZING. Hands down Citizen's Public was the winner. Superb meat, crispy and delicate skin, excellent stuffing, fabulous sides (plus oyster starters!). We were in pig heaven, and the ones who'd also done the Posto roast all agreed that there was no comparison. Service was great too. The only down side was the noise in the restaurant--we could hardly have a conversation, which we kind of wanted to do. But I would do it again in a heartbeat.

If you don't have ten people who are willing to face a whole pig, but you have a hankering for great pork, the porchetta at Pennypacker's (Magoun Square, Somerville) is another delicious option--$40 for a half porchetta serves 8 easily. I hope Pennypackers never ever closes...

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