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Washington, DC's 13 Must-Try Pork Dishes

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With the obvious abstainers, pork has long been a cornerstone of cuisines worldwide. Pigs offer the most return on investment -- they are fattened easily, and they feed on leftovers and scraps. They also happen to taste great. No wonder they're called a "wonderful, magical" animal. Here are 13 must-try pork dishes from different cuisines around DC.

—Jamie Liu

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1. American Ice Company: Swachos

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917 V St NW
Washington, DC 20001

2. Bourbon Steak: Pulled pork cupcake

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2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
202-944-2026

3. Honey Pig: Pork belly

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7220 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA 22003

4. Jaleo: Costilla de cerdo Iberico de bellota

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480 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

5. Kangaroo Boxing Club: Chicken Little

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3410 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20010

6. Mio: Puerto Rican Fridays

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1110 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, DC 20005

7. Paul Kee: Barbecue platters

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11305 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20902

8. PS 7's: OMFG Dip

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777 I St NW
Washington, DC 20001

9. Restaurant Eve: Charcuterie

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110 S Pitt St
Alexandria, VA 22314

10. Stachowski Market and Deli: Kielbasa

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1425 28th St NW
Washington, DC 20007

11. Standard: Pig head

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1801 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

12. Taqueria La Placita: Pork tacos

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5020 Edmonston Rd
Hyattsville, MD 20781
301-277-4477

13. Toki Underground: Toki Hakata Classic

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1234 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002

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1. American Ice Company: Swachos

917 V St NW, Washington, DC 20001
917 V St NW
Washington, DC 20001

2. Bourbon Steak: Pulled pork cupcake

2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007

3. Honey Pig: Pork belly

7220 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003
7220 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA 22003

4. Jaleo: Costilla de cerdo Iberico de bellota

480 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
480 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

5. Kangaroo Boxing Club: Chicken Little

3410 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20010
3410 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20010

6. Mio: Puerto Rican Fridays

1110 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005
1110 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, DC 20005

7. Paul Kee: Barbecue platters

11305 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20902
11305 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20902

8. PS 7's: OMFG Dip

777 I St NW, Washington, DC 20001
777 I St NW
Washington, DC 20001

9. Restaurant Eve: Charcuterie

110 S Pitt St, Alexandria, VA 22314
110 S Pitt St
Alexandria, VA 22314

10. Stachowski Market and Deli: Kielbasa

1425 28th St NW, Washington, DC 20007
1425 28th St NW
Washington, DC 20007

11. Standard: Pig head

1801 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
1801 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

12. Taqueria La Placita: Pork tacos

5020 Edmonston Rd, Hyattsville, MD 20781
5020 Edmonston Rd
Hyattsville, MD 20781

13. Toki Underground: Toki Hakata Classic

1234 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
1234 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002

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