Pork & Beans may feature the most high-wattage celebrity names at downtown's Container Park, but for now, they aren't broadcasting that information.
Downtown Cocktail Room owner Michael Cornthwaite and his Future Restaurant Group created the concept with a pun-heavy and sausage focused menu from celebrity chef Kerry Simon. A meat-free option named "Pig-Freed and Roy" sets the tone. The place is run by LA Market head chef and Hell's Kitchen season eight winner Nona Sivley.
Sivley was also hand for the soft open, dressed in chef whites in contrast to her black clad fellow staff wearing porkmelv.com T-shirts, despite that Web address still being under construction on opening day.
There is seating inside and views of visitors entering the park, but most will utilize the seating area outside and on the floor above their former shipping container structure. They share this section of the park with Pinches Tacos.
Sivley and Simon will next branch out to a two-story restaurant and tavern at the under construction John E. Carson Hotel, one block away.
Pork & Beans [Photo: Bradley Martin]
Primo Pork & Beans $13
Cannellini beans, ham hock, tomatoes, herb toast, bratwurst
Classic Pork & Beans $10
Southern baked beans, blackstrap molasses, BBQ sauce, bacon, knockwurst
A La Carte
Just the Sausage $9
Choice of spicy Italian, Andouille, bratwurst, knockwurst, Portuguese, pig-freed (veggie)
Just the Beans $7
Cajun red beans & rice, spicy black beans, pinto beans with baby kale
Spicy ketchup, drunk mustard, garlic relish
Add $.50 for sow-erkraut or caramelized onions
The Boss Hog $12
Spicy Italian sausage, black beans
The Pork-tugese $12
Linguiça, pinto beans, baby kale
The Ragin' Las Vegan $12
Andouille, cajun red beans and rice
The Pig-Freed and Roy $12
Edamame, farro, dried cranberries, pecans, sesame oil
Banana custard $5
S'mores brownie $5
Trailer-made moonpie $5
Miller Lite $5, Stella Artois $6, Deschutes IPA $6, Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat $6
(S)wines by the glass $6
red, white, sparkling
Non-alcoholic beverages $3
Soda pop, water, iced tea, lemonade
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