Reader: Pork belly is a hipster trend that's already obsolete

Reader: Pork belly is a hipster trend that's already obsolete

We're counting down our 100 Favorite Dishes as we head towards our next Best of Denver, and last week landed at Solera, where Goose Sorensen's pork-belly confit is a marvel, a preparation that involves curing, pressing and slow cooking in duck fat, which Sorensen explains melts the layers of pork fat into the meat while breaking down the connective tissue. A quick sear crisps the exterior for an added dose of char and a hint of sweetness. It's hog heaven....unless you think pork belly is so over.

See also: 100 Favorite dishes -- pork belly confit from Solera

Says Derp:

Pork belly: the latest hipster trend that was obsolete before you knew it was.

Are you over pork belly? If not, where do you go when you're hankering for some hog?

Any suggestions for other favorite dishes? Here's the list so far:

No. 100: Chile Relleno at La Fiesta

No. 99: Gurage Kitfo at Megenagna Ethiopian Restaurant

No. 98: Cochinita Pibil at Work & Class

No. 97: The Greggers Tongue Sandwich at Olive & Finch

No 96: Baum Cakes at Glaze by Sasa

No. 95: Goat hot pot from Viet's

No 94: Head cheese from Beast + Bottle

No. 93: Kettle Chips from Amerigo Delicatus

No. 92: Pork-belly confit at Solera

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Solera Restaurant & Wine Bar

5410 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80220


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