Winner: Three Little Pigs
Restaurant: Down One Bourbon Bar, Louisville, KY
Sandwich creator: Christian Hattemer, g.m.
Inspiration: “We were inspired by our love of pork and all things pork. The ingredients were also a natural fit for our Bourbon-based concept.”
Key ingredients: Roasted pork belly, pulled pork shoulder, thick-cut slab bacon, pickles, slaw, mustard-barbecue on brioche.
Why it’s special: It doesn’t use just one type of pork, it uses three.
Food cost: $2.60 (29 percent)
What the judges said: Bourbon bars have been a craze for the last several years and god knows we’ve been to a ton of them from coast to coast. But we’re often let down by the food served in these types of places. Not so at Down One. They’ve come up with a spectacular sandwich that can go toe-to-toe with any Kentucky ruckus juice. The three porks in this sandwich are perfectly balanced and offer just the right counterpunch to Bourbon’s slippery footwork. Simply put: Three Little Pigs is a knockout.
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