#1. Cochon/Cochon Butcher (New Orleans) from America's 10 Meatiest Restaurants Slideshow

America's 10 Meatiest Restaurants Slideshow

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#1. Cochon/Cochon Butcher (New Orleans)

The pearls of chef Donald Link’s New Orleans restaurant empire, Cochon restaurant and Cochon Butcher, the meat shop in back, serve unapologetic Southern comfort food like shaved hog head, boudin, and smoked ham hock. Link and his James Beard Award-winning executive chef, Stephen Stryjewski, are members of the FatBackCollective BBQ team, which won praise at last year’s Memphis in May competition for their Mangalitsa whole hog. They are working with small Louisiana pig farms to develop a heritage breed specifically for use in their restaurants.