[yiddish] To eat like an animal, i.e., quickly, noisily, and in great quantity.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Best Pork Ever is really really far away

Porchetta who? This might be the best pork I have ever eaten. I made the trek up to 174th st in the Bronx to assist a client with an appointment there. I passed a standard looking Spanish restaurant but knew I had to stop by after seeing "lechon asado" advertised and getting my "I have a good feeling about this place" feeling. Once I got there I skipped on the platter and went straight for the gold- half a pound of pork for three fitty. I sat down at an empty table and dove right in; it was everything I could have hoped for and more. The perfect fall apart succulent pork and fat balance. The skin was crispy but easy to chew (unlike Porchetta's) I got half way through and realized that to make matters even more gorgeous, they including a container of garlic dipping sauce. Have mercy! Why o why is this place so very far?

El Nuevo Despertar
920 E 174th St
Bronx 10460


  1. The carnitas at Tulcingo is on my list, but this does look like a contender..

  2. You know, I was not impressed by Tulcingo last time I went- the cactus was so gross! But then again, maybe I just don't like cactus. I'll need to check it out again.

  3. Bronx? Pork?? I would like pictures of $0.87 raw asparagus from Rego Park, please!

  4. why would you get're too good at eating for that. Carnitas, Chile Verde, Mole, tacos/burritos/fajitas...

  5. Hey whats wrong with trying out a spiky desert plant? I am not a big burrito or fajita person but a delicious taco with all the fixings prepared somewhere legit is good enough for me- check out what I wrote about the Tehuitzingo Deli, I am sure you know it if you have been to Tulcingo.