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Pork and Pork

Carty | May 28, 2009 03:21 PM

I love pork. If I could develop the kind of focus I attain seeking pork doing something productive I’d be a rich man.

Boston not exactly the porkiest of regions but I had two recent finds I want to share.


The roast pork sandwich at J. Pace (Tuesday and Thursday only). Beautifully moist roast pork piled on that awesome Pace Italian roll. I did provolone, pickles, peppers. AWESOME. I am from the Philadelphia area, have been here for 27 years, this is the first sandwich I have had that makes me stop missing cheesesteaks. Different sandwich of course, but an accomplishment similar in scope.

I need to see if I can engage them on how the pork is prepared, reminds me flavor-wise of my Puerto Rican stepmother’s roast pork: salt, pepper, garlic oregano.

Be warned: there has got to be a pound of pork in this behemoth. And it being Pace you are eating it at lunch during the week. 45 minutes after consuming it my brain wanted to shut down completely. I suppose a more rational or disciplined being could save half for later, I don’t know how well it would hold up. And I am not that being anyway.


Costeleta a Mineira at Don Ricardo’s in the South end. Marinated broiled pork chops. Tender, flavorful, had to pick the bones it was so good. $12. Will return to try to learn more about how they're prepared. I suspect Don Ricardo’s is a find. What little I found searching this board was positive, will continue to do my part researching further. Mmmmmmmm.

Any recent pork finds you’d like to share?

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