Dtsf Signature Event

3rd Annual Downtown Pork Showdown


Join downtown restaurants for the 3rd 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:

  • 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.

Blarney Stone Pub: BBQ Pork Mac & Cheese

Cavatappi Pasta tossed in a Creamy Smoked Cheddar Cheese Sauce then topped with Shredded Parmesan Cheese, Pulled Pork coated in our Dragon BBQ sauce, Fried Onion Strings and Parsley.

Location: 333 S Phillips Avenue
Hours of Service: Monday-Thursday: 11:00am-1:00am, Friday: 11:00am-2:00am, Saturday: 10:00am-2:00am, Sunday: 10:00am-1:00am

Bread & Circus: Pork & Beans

Honey Mustard Brined 12oz Pork Chop w/ Watermelon Sauce, House Bacon Baked Beans, Poppyseed & Horseradish Slaw.

Location: 600 N Main Avenue, Ste 110
Hours of Service: Sunday-Thursday: 11:00am-9:00pm & Friday-Saturday: 11:00am-10:00pm

Chef Lance’s on Phillips: Pork Au Gratin

Niman Ranch Iberian Duroc Pork Tenderloin, charbroiled and sliced with a Burgundy Demi Glace and Applewood Smoked Bacon Augratin Potatoes.

Location: 431 N Phillips Avenue
Hours of Service: Tuesday-Saturday: 5:00pm-9:00pm & Sunday-Monday: Closed. Reservations are highly recommended.

Crawford’s: Pork Wellington

Pork tenderloin, jalapeno bacon and braised mushrooms all wrapped in flaky puff pastry. Accompanied by boursin mashed potatoes, asparagus and carrots. Finished with strawberry pepper jam.

Location: 214 S Phillips Avenue
Hours of Service: Monday-Thursday: 4:00pm-12:00am, Friday-Saturday: 4:00pm-2:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm-11:00pm

Holiday Inn City Centre: Pork Tulapho

Tenderized pork ribeye, butterflied and fried to perfection; tossed in a blend of garlic seasoning, and finished with a zesty jalapeno fajita lime relish. Your choice of two sides and garlic toast.

Location: 100 W 8th Street
Hours of Service: Monday-Saturday: 11:00am-10:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am-9:00pm

La Luna Café: Pork Belly Pizza

A personal pizza with gochujang, bacon, pork belly, lots of mozzarella and red onions (gluten option available).

Location: 701 N Phillips Avenue, Suite 125
Hours of Service: Monday-Saturday: 8:00am-5:00pm, Sunday: 8:00am-2:00pm

Maribella: Duroc Pork Chop

Grilled tomahawk duroc pork chop served with boursin mashed potatoes and topped with a Cognac pancetta glaze.

Location: 360 S Main Avenue
Hours of Service: Tuesday-Thursday: 4:00pm-10:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 4:00pm-11:00pm

M.B. Haskett Delicatessen: Tacos Al Pastor

Pork, pico, queso cotija, pickled root vegetables

Location: 324 S Phillips Avenue
Hours of Service: Monday: Closed, Tuesday-Thursday: 7:00am-2:00pm, Friday: 7:00am-2:00pm & 5:00pm-9:30pm, Saturday: 8:00am-2:00pm & 5:00pm-9:30pm, Sunday: 8:00am-2:00pm

Minervas: Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich

Smoked pork shoulder smothered with a rich Georgia mustard BBQ sauce and butter pickles. Served with kettle chips.

Location: 301 S Phillips Avenue
Hours of Service: Monday-Thursday: 11:00am-9:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 11:00am-10:00pm, Sunday: closed

Ode to Food & Drinks: Bang Bombs

12oz of meaty and tender pork shank on the bone, lightly coated and deep fried then tossed in Chef’s zesty Szechwan sauce. Served with creamy garlic smashed red potatoes and cucumber salad.

Location: 300 N Cherapa Place
Hours of Service: Tuesday-Friday: 11:00am-9:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm-9:00pm

Papa Woody’s: The Big Porker

The extreme pulled pork parfait. Enjoy layers of pulled pork, Mac N Cheese, mashed potatoes and gravy; 2 slices cherry wood smoked bacon; topped with a 2-bone of our ‘fall off the bone wood fired pork rib’ and a pickle spear.

Location: 775 N Phillips Avenue
Hours of Service: Tuesday-Thursday: 11:00am-9:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 11:00am-10:00pm, Sunday-Monday: Closed

PAve: Pig Roast

A pork rib tender sandwich with jalapeno cream cheese spread, habanero bacon jam combined with our sriracha bourbon sauce, topped with pepper jack cheese and fried onion strings, all served on a toasted jalapeno cornbread loaf. Served with curly fries.

Location: 130 S Phillips Avenue
Hours of Service: Monday-Tuesday: 11:00am-12:00am, Wednesday-Friday: 11:00am-2:00am, Saturday: 12:00pm-2:00am, & Sunday: Closed

Pizza Cheeks: Smoked Pork Pizza

House Red Sauce, Smoked Pork Shoulder, Local Charred Corn, Local Cherry Tomato, Scallion, Alabama White Sauce Drizzle.

Location: 120 S Phillips Avenue
Hours of Service: Monday-Sunday: 4:00pm-10:00pm

Remedy Brewing Company: Pablo’s Porkhouse

Rosemary and balsamic brined pork butt, smoked until fall apart tender. Topped with a house made blackberry, apple and ginger chutney. Along with the chutney are balsamic pickled onions and garlic aioli.. All sandwiched between a locally baked fresh rosemary focaccia bread from Breadsmith. This sandwich is sure to make oink!

Location: 401 E 8th Street, Ste 120
Hours of Service: Monday-Thursday: 3:00pm-10:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 12:00pm-12:00am, & Sunday: 12:00pm-10:00pm

R Wine Bar: Pork Belly with Squash Risotto

Bone-in pork belly served with a butternut squash risotto and topped with Italian salsa verde.

Location: 322 E 8th Street
Hours of Service: Monday-Thursday: 3:00pm-10:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 3:00pm-11:00pm

Severance Brewing Company: Notorius PIG by Smoked Culture

A serving of bacon burnt ends with an Asian sauce on a bed of our slightly spicy slaw. Topped with sesame seeds and green onions.

Location: 701 N Phillips Avenue, Ste 110
Hours of Service: Thursday-Saturday: 5:00pm-7:00pm

The Treasury at Hotel on Phillips: Pork Belly Burnt Ends

Braised and Seared, Romesco Sauce, Corn Salad, Pickled Mustard Seeds

Location: 100 N Phillips Avenue
Hours of Service: Monday-Saturday: 3:00pm-Close

The WP: Bahn Mi

Slow roasted pork, pulled into small flavorful pieces, topped with a pomegranate pickled slaw for that refreshing crunch. Served on toasted ciabatta bread layered with coconut aioli, jalapeno, and cucumber.

Location: 301 S Main Avenue
Hours of Service: Monday-Saturday: 11:00am-3:00pm

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