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Lardo

1212 SE Hawthorne Blvd. (SE 12th Ave.) Send to Phone
503-234-7786 | Menu
A casual eatery that explores the potential of the sandwich.
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Lardo Restaurant Review

: A sturdy, robust spirit infuses everything coming out of the kitchen, and pork, as might be expected from the pig pictures on the window, plays a major role. But don't let Lardo's name and slogan --- "Bringing Fatback" --- give the wrong impression. There are plenty of healthful options on the daily chalkboard menu, from the seasonal salads to vegetarian sandwiches such as one with chickpeas and harissa. The pork meatball banh mi features four huge meatballs slathered in a mildly spicy sriracha mayonnaise. Pork shoulder with house-made kimchi is a blissful merger of fat and spice. All sandwiches are made with hearty, fresh bread, but the dieting or gluten intolerant can order the same fillings on french fries or salad greens. Speaking of fries, Lardo's are fried in rendered fatback, whether standard (with herbs and Parmesan) or "dirty" (with pork scraps). A "chefwich" series brings monthly specials from local chefs, such as a bison dog with peppers and heirloom tomatoes from Ava Genes. Pair your meal with a wide choice of Italian beers and sodas, or cocktails based on Italian liqueurs. A large, surprisingly warm and cozy tarp expands the small eat-in area.

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