South American Restaurant in Norwalk, CT, United States
Pernil Arepa: Venezuelan food in Connecticut may not sound like an obvious choice, but it sure makes sense when you taste the food. Their Pernil Arepa is made with brined pork shoulder and a freshly pressed masa arepa (tortilla pocket).
Tacos Al Pastor: Despite being a quick stop for Mexican classics, everything here is made fresh daily — including the tortillas. Tacos Al Pastor come with marinated pork butt, onions and fresh cilantro, and they're ready in just a few minutes.
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Kahlua Pig Monte Cristo Egg Rolls: After buying a one-way ticket to Italy to learn about the food he loves, Chef John Atkinson brought his skills to North End Caffe. Dishes like egg rolls are kicked up a notch with homemade dipping sauces and kalua pig cooked inside a banana leaf.
Pork Schnitzel with Paprika Gravy: Guy's first stop at a German joint didn't disappoint. They're doing seven different versions of schnitzel, including one with paprika gravy that's pan-fried to perfection.
Vietnamese Spring Rolls: With menu items like Spicy Thai Coconut Soup and Chicken Curry Stew, there definitely isn't a lack of diversity at this diner. One of their most-popular dishes is Vietnamese Spring Rolls, which are stuffed with pork, shrimp, rice noodles and mint.
Pulled Pork Sandwich with Carolina BBQ Sauce: At The Oinkster, they're doing fast food with lots of slow-cooked favorites. Everything is made from scratch, including the pulled pork, which brines for two days to ensure maximum flavor and juiciness. On a roll with homemade barbecue sauce and caramelized onions, it's a local favorite.
Pizza with Prosciutto, Onions and Olives: Pizzas here are made inside a wood-fired oven straight from Italy, and the mozzarella is pulled fresh daily. With leeks, onions, pulled prosciutto, olives, fontina cheese and caramelized onions, there's nothing left to desire.
The Porker: Since transforming from a fine-dining destination to a casual comfort food spot in 2009, Union Woodshop has been serving scratch-made dishes like The Porker. It's got cured bacon, hot link sausage and a house-ground pork patty.