Spoon & Pork
At Spoon & Pork, a charming, contemporary spot off Sunset that greets you with a neon pig sign outside and a tropical-inspired dining space inside, childhood friends Raymond Yaptinchay and Jay Tugas are reimagining the comfort food they grew up with in the Philippines. True to the restaurant’s name, you’ll be in hog heaven. The star of the show is the patita—a pork shank slow-cooked to fall-off-the-bone perfection, deep-fried for a crispy exterior, and slathered in chili-garlic sauce. But there are plenty of other soul-warming, stick-to-your-ribs dishes on the menu too, like hot adobo chicken wings served with pillowy rolls; a pork banh mi that goes hard with extras like crunchy peanuts, creamy pate, fried pork rinds, and tangy slaw; and bite-sized morsels of buttery pork nigiri dusted with furikake and chives. The best part? Everything tastes unapologetically rich and intensely flavorful without giving you a food hangover.
How to order: Outdoor dining, take out, and delivery via Postmates