The Dish at Hudson Clearwater

Does anyone else remember when pork took over the New York City dining scene? I think it began with the opening of Momofuku Noodle Bar back in 2004, where those Chinese-style buns stuffed with pork lit off a firecracker of excitement.  This was quickly followed by the insane popularity of Little Owl, where people lined up around the block for bite of Joey Campanaro's pork centric menu which included their signature pork & veal Meatball Sliders, pancetta topped steak and a big, juicy Pork Chop. All of these porky food memories came flooding back to me during dinner, where I had possibly the best Pork Chop I've experienced since those pig crazed days years ago at Hudson Clearwater.

This cozy West Village spot uses thick cut Berkshire Pork, cooked on a grill, giving it a charred, crispy outside and tender juicy middle.  It's then topped with seasonal ingredients like bacon & buttermilk ranch in the Winter and smoked chili jam, mint and peaches in the Summer.  It's a hearty and homey dish that's so good, it brings back all those delicious pork memories of food past.

Hudson Clearwater
447 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014