Sunday, October 13, 2013

"Dia de Los Puercos" with Times Square Pizza at MKE Brewery

We are tremendous fans of this little pizza place tucked away in a gas station in the Walker's Point area Times Square Pizza (605 S. 1st St.)  They have some of the most creative slices such as my favorite the baked potato pizza. A little while ago, Sean the chef and owner of Times Square Pizza started a donation drive for a smoker. 
sausage and mushroom pizza 

Sean came pretty close to the goal and was able to purchase the smoker. Donors were invited to the "Dia de Los Puercos" event at MKE Brewery. Diners gnoshed on dishes such as smoked pork, porchetta (my favorite,) pork al pastor, and a variety of other sides as well as some dia de los muertos bacon/sugar cookies. 

Sean Henninger Chef Times Square Pizza Bistro
For me the star of the show was the porchetta. It had delicious crispy skin and a nice layer of pork fat beneath that. In the middle was a delicious herb stuffing of sorts. 
The el pastor pork was also very tender and mouth watering with the roasted jalapenos and salsa on the top. 

The philosophy of the bistro carries on here, using quality ingredients while also making it affordable. The dining setting was also communal with some long tables which I liked.

I am hoping now they have the smoker, they will add more pork dishes to the menu. Times Square Pizza offers a delicious pork belly pizza and made one of my favorite slices, the baked potato a part of the regular menu. 

The MKE brewery location was perfect. It's a huge space and has its' own creatively named home crafted beers. The bartenders are friendly and knowledgeable  The beer offering change with the seasons. I sampled the Anodyne coffee brew which was a darker stout and settled on the "Love Rock" brew.  The brewery offers tasting tours throughout the week. . All in all this was fun foodie experience and hope they make this an annual event. 

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