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Ridgewood Pork Store - The Real Thing

KRS | May 6, 2008 05:15 PM

Based on the story in the Times http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/30/din... I went last Saturday to the Ridgewood Pork Store, 516 Seneca Avenue in Queens. It's hell and gone away from the BQE, or any other findable street, but it was worth the trek and more!

A single thin slice of the gypsy ham, quite lean and dry, is more than enough for my favorite Silver Bell rye, which is saying something. The wine salami with hazelnuts is amazing. Salami must taste like this in heaven. The double smoked bacon is another platonic idea. I also got some of the smoked duck breast, sealed in plastic, which I haven't tried yet, but it looks great.

The butcher was generous with samples, and I tasted some perfect garlic salami and chorizo. There were also great looking cappicola and mortadella, which I'll get next time.

A great chowish discovery.

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