Grilled Pork Chop @ Mandina’s
I remember having a pork chop at Mandina’s a long time ago, with red beans. It was one of those thin, overcooked jobs that the old-style neighborhood restaurants were famous for. Needed the beans to make it moist enough to swallow. I carried that image in my mind until one day my wife ordered the pork chop. What came out was completely different: a nice, thick, bone-in chop, seared here and there, juicy throughout. And excellent by any standard.
Mandina’s. Mid-City: 3800 Canal. 504-482-9179.
Mandina’s. Mandeville: 4240 La 22. 985-674-9883. This is among the 500 best dishes in New Orleans area restaurants. Click here for a list of the other 499.