Pigging out. We’ve all been there. And we’ll all be back doing it again at the aptly named Pork Shoppe, which just opened its doors in Avondale.
Owned by the guys behind now-shuttered Tizi Melloul, the meat-centric restaurant specializes in local pig sourced from family farms in the Midwest and served every which way: hearty baby back ribs, slow-smoked brisket, and pulled pork.
Sidle past the communal butcher-block table and antique church pew. See the day’s cuts on a distressed wood board (coming soon). Then choose a few sides (mac ’n’ cheese, corn bread, fried pickles, baked beans), grab a sweet iced tea (bourbon’s on the way once the liquor license is approved), and chow down.
Pork Shoppe, 2755 West Belmont Avenue, at California Avenue (773-961-7654 or porkshoppechicago.com).
Photo: Courtesy of Pork Shoppe
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