L.A.’s Five Best Pork Dishes

Photo: Tatiana Arbogast

The last few years have been generous to local pork lovers, giving us dishes of legend like Nickel Diner’s bacon maple donuts, pig ears and trotters at Church & State, Fig’s bacon-wrapped bacon, Animal’s pork belly sliders, and a top-notch exploration of all things edible and porcine in Food GPS’s excellent "Dose of Vitamin P" column. Fortunately, the cult of "other white meat" appreciation isn’t just a short-lived trend, as the latest opened restaurants continue to yield their own innovations using pig and its parts. Follow us as we dive whole-hog into five favorite new takes on the meat at recently opened restaurants in our slide show of L.A.’s best pork dishes.