- Dress code: Casual
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Porkchop & Co. Restaurant Review: Despite the disadvantage of being located in a nondescript, dreary Ballard building, the interior of Porkchop & Co. is bright and airy, mostly thanks to large front windows and spare décor. Potted kale plants dot tables, bringing green into the room and alluding to the focus on sourcing ingredients. Fire-engine red chairs also help to liven things up. Ordering is done at the counter, offering a glimpse into the kitchen, but dishes, such as the house-made kimchi, are brought to the table. Sandwiches (including the eponymous pork chop) are the showpieces of the lunch and dinner menus; however, it’s the vegetable-based appetizers --- such as brilliantly purple beet dip --- that steal the show. The chalkboard at the entrance outlines the small wine list, but the best bet is to choose from the bottled cocktails lined up in the refrigerated case by the cash register.