BBQ In Parkside
Lari Robling visits Le Cochon Noir opposite Farimount Park in West Philadelphia for some barbecue and music. And even after just a couple months Robling finds the barbecue spot is singing a good tune.
The Kurobuta Chop ($29) takes an already stellar cut of meat and adds a little smoke to bring out even more sweetness. It’s accompanied by a dark sauce that had rich coffee undertones to contrast with the sweetness.
It’s the Ribs ($35 full rack; $20 half-rack; $15 one-third rack) that are center stage, though.
These are toothsome – don’t look for parboiled falling off the bone meat here. These are done heavy on the dry rub with just a hint of barbecue sauce at service. Personally, I’d like a little side of extra sauce, but these are mighty fine ribs as is.