The tortilla's thinness makes it ideal for folding, sliding under closed doors, and illustrating theories that the earth is flat and made of corn. Voyage to the edge of deliciousness with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Latin fare from Poco a Poco in Hyde Park.
Patrick Bowling and John Kimzey conspire with nearby farmers to concoct the locally sourced dishes—all imaginative interpretations of Latin fare—that populate Poco a Poco’s brunch and dinner menus. Dinner entrees include “The” cheeseburger ($14), which upgrades a classic formula by fashioning a heaping, house-ground beef patty in tomato confit, grilled onions, and aromatic Thai basil and mint. The pork-belly-laden puerco tacos ($9) arrive at tables accompanied by helpings of slaw and lime crema made at home, like counterfeit money, and the vegetales tacos ($9) fill herbivorious bellies. Though not included in this Groupon, the chef’s specialty is a whole roasted suckling pig, large enough to feed up to 22 people and perfect for extended-family gatherings or settling a tied soccer match with a suckling-pig-eating contest.
Midmorning, weekend diners can enjoy the Latin benedict ($8), which introduces a poached egg to the smoky mystique of cotija cheese and zesty pico de gallo. Poco a Poco’s pork and doughnuts ($8) plays off the sweet, carnivorous nature of true love with a marriage of slow-roasted pork and Krispy Kreme doughnuts with maple syrup drizzled on top. Amid Poco a Poco’s sleek environs, guests dine in communal seating while still comfortable, binding the best of both worlds, like a cat dressed up like a dog.
Poco a Poco serves dinner Tuesday–Sunday, with brunch served Saturday and Sunday.