Pork chops have traditionally suffered from an image problem. In most cases, pork chops are a decidedly unsexy food; the nondescript cut is often eschewed on Instagram feeds for the likes of clams and lardo tacos and sea urchin toasts.
It's that same off-the-radar quality that gives the humble pork chop so much of its appeal. The comforting, substantive and lean cut is given to overcooking and is often overlooked for its more exotic-sounding counterparts (the far-too-ubiquitous pork belly comes to mind), but a proper pork chop is a happy medium, a protein that's capable of being at once healthy and satisfying, both meaty and subtle.
As for that image problem? Forget it. Pork chops are in — from large format bone-in tomahawks to ritzy skewers to old school fried chops, here are some great places to dine on the swine in Los Angeles.Read More