Men’s Journal : by Summer Smith : View the complete article at mensjournal.com.
Whether it’s grilled or battered and fried, the key to a perfect pork chop is ample juice and abundant flavor. We scoured the country for the best; some have a crisp pan-fried coating and others have a nice char-grilled sear. The finest pork chops come with perfectly complemented sides (think outside the applesauce box), and the greatest pork chop-joints have an atmosphere all their own. Here we present the top 13 flawless chops at a mix of hole-in-the-wall greasy-spoons and upscale American bistros.
Peach & the Porkchop, Roswell, GA.
It’s right there in the name. This home-cooking-style restaurant’s bone-in Duroc pork chop is a healthy 12-ounce portion that is brined in bourbon for 24 hours and then sous vied low and slow for maximum juiciness and flavor. Executive Chef Benjamin Thornton’s blend of ingredients give this pork chop lots of flavor and complexity without going overboard on any flavor note. Served with cumin-roasted tri-color fingerling potatoes, toasted pine nuts, sautéed spinach, and topped with bourbon-peach chutney made with fresh Georgia peaches that you’ll want to eat by the spoonful.