ELIZABETH FALKNER’S PORK BELLY
SHREDDED PORK TACO – SCOTT YOUKILIS
RYAN FARR’S BRISKET & TONGUE SANDWICH
1. ELIZABETH FALKNER’S PORK BELLY WITH SUMMER MELON
Pulling out all the stops, Citizen Cake & Orson founder Chef Elizabeth Falkner and her crew served lovely pork belly chunks with cubed watermelon and a great, Dr. Seuss-green sauce. Rich and fantastic flavors, with the sweet melon calming the heart, the pork belly’s striation was like a painting in pork. Excellent.
Pork Belly with summer melon – Orson – Elizabeth Falkner
2. SHREDDED PORK TACOS (CARNITAS) – SCOTT YOUKILIS – MAVERICK
Down the aisle, Chef Scott Youkilis of Maverick was cranking out amazing little carnitas tacos on fresh-fried tortilla chips. This was a great bite, enhanced if you so desired, with a piquant dollop of his house-made hot sauce. Youkilis steals away for 4 days once a year to produce the limited run of mouth-burn, and his balance of heat and afterbite and flavor makes the sauce a great addition to the tacos (and lots of other things I can think of). Another excellent dish.
Carnitas tacos from Maverick with house-made hot sauce. Excellent.
Notice fire extinguisher? Yeah, Scott had house-made hot sauce!
3. BEEF BRISKET & TONGUE SANDWICHES – RYAN FARR – 4505 MEATS
Ryan’s a food star in the making, and you would be wise to attend any event that he’s cooking at because you will certainly be well fed. Ryan had amazing little brisket and tongue sandwiches on a great roll stuffed with cilantro. A guy asked about the sandwich and when Ryan got to “…and tongue,” the guy pulled his hand back. I chuckled and told him how great tongue is and what a soft, delicious meat it is. Ryan also gave him a soft sell. No dice. Ho hum. More for the foodios who know. Another excellent offering from Ryan.
Ryan Farr (4505 meats) – excellent brisket and tongue sandwich
Dude, it’s tongue! It’s good for you!