Cochon’s New Fall Menu


There are few things worse than a pig done wrong. You can probably plow through an overcooked chicken. You can even find some semblance of flavor in a rubbery steak. But pork? That’s a no-go. Too long on the flame, and you’ll lose all its flavor, it’ll induce cotton-mouth, and you’ll find yourself chewing, forever, on a piece you had to rip off with your teeth like some sort of barbarian. Pork can only be perfect, and that’s what’s so beautiful about it.

At Cochon, you’ll always find good pork. Especially on their new Fall menu. Check it out after the jump.

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Tomorrow: Cochon Epic Re-Do At Ela


Noted pig-hugger, Jason Cichonski, is not letting the porkish glow of Cochon Epic fade so quickly. For those of you who missed the big event yesterday at the Ritz, he’ll be doing a re-do of all the dishes he and his team prepared for a one-night-only, 5-course pig dinner at Ela tomorrow night (Tuesday, July 30). The price is $45 (with an optional $25 beer and cocktail pairing), and reservations are highly recommended.

Check out the menu after the jump.

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Philadelphia Named Number One Bacon City in USA


We don’t often give a damn about arbitrary lists from national web sites ranking Philadelphia near the top or bottom of some category. But when national real estate site, Estately ranked Philadelphia number one for bacon lovers. Well we admit, they had us.

Among the reasons given for ranking Philadelphia number one:

  • PYT’s bacon taco.
  • Cochon’s deep fried oysters with bacon aioli.
  • Jake’s Sandwich Board’s Turbacon sandwich.
  • And of course, actor Kevin Bacon and his father, city planner Edmund Bacon.

Sounds like solid math to us.

13 Best American Cities for Bacon Lovers [Estately]

Pictured, the bacon shell taco from PYT

Blue Belly BBQ Opens

The new barbecue joint from Cochon‘s Gene Giuffi, Blue Belly BBQ, will have its grand opening tomorrow at 11:30am. Blue Belly brings the love of meats Giuffi has already showcased at Cochon to a new level with American and world barbecue flavors. The menu features smoked meat platters, sandwiches with everything from Jamaican-style jerk chicken to Korean beef and Southern inspired sides.

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Preview Blue Belly BBQ at Southwark

On Wednesday June 20th from 6 to 9 p.m. Southwark will be hosting the good people of Philadelphia Brewing Company and those of the soon-to-be-open Blue Belly BBQ (also the guys behind Cochon) for a summer cook-out. For $35 you get a choice of two meat dishes, two sides, a dessert, and three draft brews. Check out the full menu below.

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Tonight: For the Throng Averse

With #OccupyPhilly and #NightMkt dominating the social media world perhaps it is time to avoid the throngs and head to Cochon where they are celebrating their fourth anniversary.

Get a complimentary IPA or Brown ale when you order the three-course, $30 dinner. And congratulate the Cochon on four years of good cooking. Make reservations by calling 215-923-PORK.

Quick Bites

Little Fish has reopened in the old Salt and Pepper space. Meal Ticket has the opening night menu. [Mel Ticket]

Keith Taylor who received some nice reviews for his Holy Smoke in Roxborough will be opening Zachary’s Barbecue in Norristown. [Gluten Free Philly]

Andy Kitko is the new chef at Oyster House. [Meal Ticket]

Former Django, White Dog Cafe employee Andrew Brown will be running the kitchen at Opa on Sansom Street when it opens later this month. [The Insider]

Tim McGinnis is going to be the chef at Plenty, a prepared foods spot on booming East Passyunk. [Meal Ticket]

Cochon has rolled out its winter menu. [Meal Ticket]

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