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Eat this now: Porchetta at SloBoy Food

Porchetta
Photography by Brent Holmes
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Photography by Brent Holmes

at SloBoy Food

1516 Las Vegas Blvd. S., facebook.com/SLOBoyFood

You had me at pork belly. You had me at slow-cooked, walnut-infused, pesto-topped pork belly. Perfectly rolled, grilled, uncoiled and served in a humble paper tray, ably sidekicked by carrots or potatoes. It’s got an earthy, food-of-the-people boldness — not the empty, showy boldness of, say, a Bundy standoff, but the real, mouth-filling thing that even non-foodie humans can love. You want a thousand more words, look at the picture. But let me add this, because it’s important to your experience of the dish: The reason it’s served in a paper tray is that SloBoy occupies the tiny food-to-go kiosk outside of Dino’s — it’s a cuisine incubator, that little hut, and SloBoy might only be there a few more months. Hurry. I’ll try to leave you some.

(Editor's note: Scott Dickensheets no longer works for Nevada Public Radio)