Holeman and Finch
If you have even a passing interest in the magical pig, and you haven’t been to Holeman and Finch Public House, you owe it to yourself. While there are lots of items on the menu that aren’t pig-centric, the true pride and joy of the restaurant’s offerings are the ones that feature pork. Smoked lardo, pork rinds, spaghetti carbonara (with guanciale, or pork jowl), and bacon in several incarnations, including mixed in with caramel popcorn.
Chef Linton Hopkins opened his vision of the perfect place to hang out after work, and the whole city has gotten the point. It’s difficult to get a table during prime time (there are only 60 seats), and even harder to get a now-famous burger, which is served only at 10 p.m. and during Sunday brunch. The kitchen is open until 1:30 a.m. which helps make sure that everyone who’s committed enough to get a seat, can.
And don’t forget to try some cocktails. Order anything off of the cocktail list, or let your bartender know some preferences and watch as they create your new go-to cocktail.