Is there such a thing as too much pork?

Is there such a thing as too much pork?

This weekend while the husband and I were biking around downtown, we decided to stop at Union Ale and grab a sandwich and a beer. Because, you know, casually rolling around in 75 degree weather is thirsty work. I meant to be good. I meant to get a salad or a wrap. Or maybe I’d go crazy and get a turkey club.
Instead I got this.

This is their pulled pork sandwich, which is decadent enough. But what takes this monster over the top are the three slices of thick-cut bacon. The pork was tender, the sauce was sweet and tangy and rich, the bacon was perfectly cooked to be slightly crisp yet still chewy. Topped with their green apple coleslaw, I definitely didn’t crave dessert. And yes, I did get the sweet potato fries instead of the salad. What are you insinuating?

When I took my first bite, I was sure I’d never be able to finish it; it was too rich, there was too much meat, too much everything! And yet, champion that I am, I powered through. Toward the end I reluctantly offered my husband a bite and it received his seal of approval as well.

If you go to Union Ale’s website link, you’ll see they’re about to launch the site and have added the title of Smokehouse to their name. I’m not sure what exactly this entails, but suddenly I’m very interested. You can count on me to do the hard work and research to bring you all the details in the coming weeks.

1 Comment

  1. Too much pork? Now that is a question to give a lot of thought to. On one hand I could eat a pork product at every mean including snacks. On the other many restaurants have taken advantage of our pork loving ways and add pork to entice us to order. Just because you add pork to something doesnt make it automatically better, eventhough as we read it on the menu we get giddy with excitement.
    I have hastely order many items just for the pork and have been let down, from the quality of the ham or bacon, doneness or just the overall misuse. As we all know salt is a major player in pork and if you try to combine that to too many other salty items it won’t work also if you try to use it as the main flavor it won’t work either because as easy as it is to add pork it is hard to get that perfect combo of flavors to not be let down.
    My suggestion bacon lovers, when you see something that looks too good to be true, get it but with reservation (unless the restaurant you are ordering from is a proven winner) because just by adding our favorite pork item to something doesn’t make it better.

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