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Restaurant Mon Jun 08 2015

Andersonville Welcomes Pork Shoppe

The vibrant strip of Clark Street between Foster Avenue and Victoria Street has become something of a restaurant row over the last few years. Restaurants continue to move into this hip downtown section of Andersonville and make the question, "Where are we going to eat?" something of a conundrum. Not to fear, there's a new addition to the neighborhood that will surely become your new favorite.

Pork Shoppe, the Michelin rated restaurant (2011-2014), recently expanded from their Avondale location to Andersonville. They bring their handcrafted, slow cooked meats ranging from Carolina style pulled pork, Memphis dry rubbed ribs and Texas beef brisket and their own signature smoked pork belly pastrami.

I visited their beautiful new location (5721 N. Clark) recently to sample the menu. I'm a Southerner, and I'm happy to report that Pork Shoppe is doing my people right. It's very hard for me to direct you to one item that is my number one favorite. My wish for you is that you go all out with a couple of friends and order everything on their lunch menu, like we did. The hot chicken appetizer, brisket tacos, pulled pork sandwich, sweet & spicy cornbread and mac & cheese are all definitely on the top of my list. There are many other wonderful choices and you should try them all.

Pork Shoppe's arrival in the 'hood means they're here just in time for you to give them a try during the 50th Anniversary of Midsommarfest. They're offering $5 cocktails to coincide with the celebration this weekend (June 12-14). They're very easy to find, just follow your nose.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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