Pork Slope: The Feed first look
Dale Talde debuts a honky tonk bar in Park Slope.
Mon Aug 13 2012
Photograph: Loren Wohl
While fellow Top Chefs chased Hollywood fame, All-Stars contestant Dale Talde left behind the reality-show lights to stage his solo debut—Talde—in a sleepy Brooklyn 'hood, drawing two-hour waits for "pretzel" pork dumplings way out in the Slope. Now for his sophomore project, the toque—along with partners David Massoni and John Bush (Thistle Hill Tavern)—switches gears, pivoting from his signature Pan-Asian plates to full-blooded, boozy Americana. At honky-tonk watering hole Pork Slope—styled with stuffed boars' heads, dinged tin signs and a pool table—drinkers can toss back a canned brew or whiskey at the long oak bar. The muse here is Patrick Swayze in the cult classic Road House, with a daily beer-and-shot special named after his character Dalton, a framed movie photo on the wall and an opening date on Swayze's birthday (August 18). But Talde's pro kitchen chops are still on display with the porcine-heavy drunk eats: a griddled burger topped with house-smoked pulled pork, or biscuits served alongside artisanal country ham, plus hot wings made with all-natural poultry and Chicago-style dogs featuring all-beef franks. Check out the menu below. 247 Fifth Ave between Carroll St and Garfield Pl, Park Slope, Brooklyn (718-768-7675)