Food & Drink
Where to find prime pork in Steer City
Published: May 16, 2012
Bacon (yes, it’s everywhere)
Bohanan’s (219 E Houston, Ste 275): The serious Kurobuta BLT comes with heritage tomatoes; we don’t know about the lettuce.
El Chilaquil (1821 W Commerce): Get 'em by the pound with salsa and corn tortillas.
Kim Wah (7080 Bandera): Lacquered and lovely.
Perry’s Steakhouse (15900 La Cantera, Ste 22200): The Famous, mega pork chop is not just a gimmick — it’s actually good.
Bohanan’s (219 E Houston, Ste 275): The 26-ounce Kurobuta Porterhouse should surely be shared.
Frederick’s Restaurant (7701 Broadway, Ste 20): The Kurobuta Normande is a French take with apple and Calvados.
Tommy Moore’s (915 S Hackberry): A smothered source for the soulful. Pappy G’s Country Kitchen (1210 Pat Booker, Universal City) is another.
The Monterey (1127 S St. Mary’s): Watch the menu for pig’s ears in bacony and other forms, along with cabeza.
Sichuan Cuisine (2347 NW Military): The sliced pig’s ear in chili oil is a textural challenge with cultural rewards.
Dough (6989 Blanco): Hands down, the Pork Love wins this contest; get it with an egg.
Two Bros. BBQ Market (12656 West Avenue): Cherry-glazed baby backs are a fave, but there are regular ribs as well.
Augie’s Barbed Wire Smokehouse (3709 N St. Mary’s): Get there early at noon; the pork ribs tend to sell out.
The Smokehouse (3306 Roland Ave): We like the gnawable pork ribs as much as the lamb version. Maybe more.