In a town that’s plenty pork happy already (try to remember the last time you didn’t see pork belly on a menu), Boat Street Café’s double-cut Carlton Farms pork chop is outstanding.
Roasted to a deep bronze, the thick chop is nestled atop a savory tangle of kale and Beecher’s cheddar cheese, and then brightened with sweet-tart pickled raisins. Juicy, tender and oh so porky, it’s a reminder of what pork tastes like when raised right and cooked right. The flattering lighting, earthy wines and quiet hideaway appeal of Boat Street? That’s all just gravy.
Lower Queen Anne, 3131 Western Ave., #301; 206.632.4602; boatstreetcafe.com