|Pork belly is just happy to see you.|
Like a cat stalking prey, I've had my eye on this place since I first heard of its pending opening. So today, when I finally made my way through the sea of hipsters and sneering vegans clouding Abbott Kinney in a meatless-induced, pressed-juice haze, my salivating stare at the menu was enough to make chef Paul Mojica let me in on two coveted secrets:
|Dip & Fried pickle chips|
1. If you love pork belly, get the PBLT (pork belly, lettuce, tomato,mayo, sourdough) since it comes with THREE pieces of luscious pork belly over the signature Belly Up (bbq pork belly, coleslaw, brioche) which only totes TWO.
2. Chop Tots & Slop Tots: Open till 2 am Friday & Saturday, I can't imagine ever wanting anything else. Riddle your drunken self this - tater tots covered in brisket or sloppy joe with melted cheese ($4.99). Your taste-buds savior to anything offered by those hackneyed loitering food trucks.
|Dine al fresco!|
3. Secret Chocolate Chip Cookies: Your sandwich will come swaddled in brown paper. Inside the first tuck, you will find a mini chocolate chip cookie (also available for purchase, 5 for $2.49).
If you're looking for a seat, waiter, or salad, this is not your spot. But if you love brisket, pork, taters, potato salad, fried pickle chips, and meatballs, this is absolutely your joint. I recommend bringing beer in a fake-out soda cup so you can cozy up to the counter, curb, or wall and dig in till you see swine and bovine induced stars.
|Chef Mojica. If you see him, trust what he recommends!|