A new “shorts” series when we find a dish we really dig.
We’ve reviewed Mama’s Boy before; see HEREfor the first and HEREfor a review of their super epic brunch. This time we try out something new where we just do a quickie (get your mind out of the gutter) of a single menu item. The idea came about because of a Saturday night trip to Mama’s Boy to watch some NBA Playoff games. I was slightly hungry and needed something small but good. Spotted on Mama’s Boy’s ever changing menu was a pork belly appetizer (a $13 gluten free option) that I thought would cure my hunger pains.
I know what you’re thinking, “Pork belly. Blah, blah. Had it before. It’s trendy. Whatevs.” Sure that may be true but this version came with creamy Falls Mill grits, a perfectly runny poached egg, bacon dust (crumble), and pickled onions. The pork belly was really tender and I kept making sure I got a little of everything in one bite and I especially made sure each of those bites had some of that rich yolk with it. This was one plate that got scraped clean and I was done with it before the bartender could ask how I liked it.
A breakfast-like dinner is never a bad thing. And now I kinda want this for breakfast a few times per week.