Dtsf Signature Event

2nd Annual Downtown Pork Showdown


Join downtown restaurants for the 2nd Annual Downtown Pork Showdown, a mad-dash month of culinary competition presented by DTSF and Smithfield Foods. 

Try a succulent chop at one restaurant and bacon-studded brunch at the next.
Which pork dish will rise above the rest?
It’s really up to you!

Dust off your food critic skills and rate each competing dish on a variety of categories within the DTSF Digital Passport App to make sure the best gets crowned champ!

The voting categories are:

  • Best Use of Pork
  • Flavor
  • Tenderness
  • Presentation
  • Customer Service

With so many ways to enjoy pork, we reckon you’ll find a couple of new favorites.

The 19 participating restaurants are:

Blarney Stone Pub: “Stay Gold Porky Boy” Melt

Garlic and Parmesan encrusted sourdough, melted Pepper Jack and Smoked Cheddar, piled high with our house beer braised pork, Carolina gold BBQ sauce, creamy coleslaw, pickled red onions and fried pickles.

Location: 333 S Phillips Ave
Hours of Service: Monday – Thursday 11am – 1am, Friday 11am – 2am, Saturday 10am – 2am, Sunday 10am – 1am

Bread & Circus: Red Curry Pork Tonkatsu

Fried pork tenderloin, red curry, fennel & zucchini slaw with Texas toast.

Location: 600 N Main Ave #110
Hours of Service: Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 9pm & Friday – Saturday: 11am – 10pm

Chef Lance’s on Phillips: Ribs & Grits

Bourbon braised baby back pork ribs with smoked cherry BBQ sauce on a bed of white cheddar and fresh herb grits.

Location: 431 N. Phillips Ave.
Hours of Service: Available at lunch from 11-2 Tues-Sat and at dinner from 5-9 Tues-Sat. (Closed Sunday and Monday). Available for carryout by calling us at 605-271-7800. No delivery service offered. Reservations are recommended.

Cookie Jar Eatery: The Cuban Sandwich

Cuban Sandwich served on an onion, garlic, cheddar bun and features pulled pork, ham, pickles, mustard,and swiss cheese served with a side of cole slaw.

Location: 230 S. Phillips Ave. #101
Hours of Service: Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 2pm, Saturday – Monday: Closed

Crawford’s: Bacon & Brussels

Smoked and braised pork belly, caramelized brussel sprouts, sweet potato puree with maple gastrique finished with pecans and pomegranate.

Location: 214 S Phillips Ave
Hours of Service: Mon-Thurs: 4pm-12am, Fri-Sat: 4pm-2am, Sun: 4pm-11pm

Holiday Inn City Centre: Pork Belly Bahn Mi Lavash

Lavash flatbread roasted with slow cooked pork belly, fresh shredded mozzarella, jalapenos and homemade hoisin sauce. Finished with pickled carrot and radish relish, diced cucumber, and cilantro.

Location: 100 W. 8th St.
Hours of Service: Tues, Fri, & Sat: 11am-9pm, Mon, Weds, Thu, Sun: 11am-8pm

La Luna Café: Bourbon Pulled Pork Tacos

Description: bourbon infused pork, garnished with red onions and cilantro, served on double corn tortillas. The plate come with three tacos, a side of a lemon wedge, homemade pico de gallo, and a house salsa.

Location: 701 N Phillips Ave Suite 125
Hours of Service: Mon-Sat: 8am-5pm, Sun: 8am-2pm

M.B. Haskett Delicatessen: Cubano Sandwich

Using local pork shoulder from Berrybrook farms in Freeman, SD, the Cubano Sandwich will be slow roasted pork shoulder, smokey prosciutto, house made pickles, a grainy mustard mayo, and Gruyere cheese on Breadico ciabatta.

Location: 324 S. Phillips Ave.
Hours of Service: Monday: Closed, Tuesday – Thursday: 7am – 2pm, Friday: 7am – 2pm & 5pm – 9:30pm, Saturday: 8am – 2pm & 5pm – 9:30pm, Sunday: 8am – 2pm

Minervas: Banh Mi

Sesame pork loin, shoulder bacon, hydro cilantro, bok choy,
radish sprouts, cucumber, carrots, korean BBQ aioli, french baguette and wasabi salt fries.

Location: 301 S Phillips Ave
Hours of Service: Mon-Thu: 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm, Sun: closed

Monks Ale House: The Bruce

Slow-roasted pulled pork, roasted with Lost Cabin Beer Co.’s Bruce Banner American Pale Ale. Prepared as a pizza with house made spicy BBQ sauce, cheese blend, gouda and cheddar topped with spicy BBQ drizzle.

Location: 420 E. 8th St.
Hours of Service: Monday – Thursday: 3pm – 12am, Friday: 3pm – 2am, Saturday: 11am – 2am & Sunday: 11am – 12am

Ode to Food & Drinks: Pork Ribeye Chislic Entre

Seasoned Pork Ribeye cubed, lightly coated then fried served with Apple Jalapeno dipping sauce. Comes with a side of Roasted Smoked Pork Belly & Baby Baker Potatoes + Goat Cheese Salad {chopped romaine, applewood bacon, dried cherries, toasted cashew, goat cheese & goat cheese vinaigrette}

Location: 300 N Cherapa Pl
Hours of Service: Tue- Fri: 11am-9pm, Sat 4-9pm

PAve: Rick Springfield

Slow cooked pork belly, flash fried to add a crisp edge. Served with a spicy southern style dijon sauce, paired with curly fries.

Location: 130 S. Phillips Ave
Hours of Service: Monday – Tuesday: 11am – 12am, Wednesday – Friday: 11am – 2am, Saturday: 12pm – 2am & Sunday 12pm-12am

Pizza Cheeks: Squash & Speck

Roasted squash and ricotta base, speck, pickled apple, red onion and almonds.

Location: 120 S. Phillips Ave.
Hours of Service: Monday – Sunday: 4pm – 10pm

R Wine Bar: Guanciale Tortellini

Braised Pork Cheek with Cognac Mushroom Cream Sauce on a bed of tortellini

Location: 322 E 8th St
Hours of Service: Tue-Thu: 3-10pm, Fri-Sat: 3-11pm

Remedy Brewing Company: The Nashville Smashville

House smoked Nashville hot inspired pork belly burnt ends, garlic mayo, cabbage, dill pickles and Nashville hot cheese curds all on locally made Breadsmith dill and onion hoagie.

Location: 401 E. 8th St.
Hours of Service: Monday – Thursday: 3pm – 10pm, Friday – Saturday: 12pm – 12am & Sunday: 12pm – 10pm

Sunny’s Pizzeria at EightyOne: Oink, There It Is

A base of tangy Sweet Baby Ray’s honey BBQ sauce topped with mozzarella and cheddar cheese, bacon, ham and Italian sausage because we’re all about that pork!

Location: 1801 S. Walts Ave.
Hours of Service: Monday – Friday: 11am – 2pm & 4:30pm – 9pm, Saturday – Sunday: 11am – 9pm

Swamp Daddy’s Cajun Kitchen: Pulled Pork Sandwich with Mac & Cheese

Location: 421 N Phillips Ave
Hours of Service: Tue-Sat: 11am-9pm

The Treasury at Hotel on Phillips: Korean Pig Wig

The Treasury and Chef Matthew present a single bone surrounded by lean tender meat that has been frenched, sous vide, dusted, and fried. To finish, we toss it in our house-made Korean sauce that is a little sweet & a little spicy. It is served with a side of pickled carrots and kimchi bacon ranch…both house-made.

Location: 100 N. Phillips Ave
Hours of Service: Monday – Saturday: 3pm – Close

Wileys: Italian Roast Pork Sandwich

Our spin on the classic Chicago Italian beef, but with pork! Slow roasted pork, then braised with a blend of Italian herbs and spices. Served on a soft Turano French roll topped with Italian Giardiniera. Served with a choice of fries, sweet potato fries or onion rings.

Location: 330 N. Main Ave.
Hours of Service: Monday – Friday: 3pm – 2am & Saturday – Sunday: 11am – 2am

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