Coda di Volpe pork chop Kira Anderson
Coda di Volpe in Chicago features pork chops, roasted shoulder and porchetta.

Experimenting with pork

The meat’s versatility and low price inspire new menu items

It wasn’t long ago that the thought of eating pork in a restaurant melted away after breakfast.

Sausage or bacon were expected options for the morning meal, but apart from bacon on a burger or pepperoni or sausage on pizza, beef and chicken dominated at lunch and dinner.

To be fair, they still do, but pork has been coming on strong for the past several years as comparatively stable pricing — except for belly — and consumers’ increasing appreciation of t

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