The multiday preparation for this sandwich starts with pork belly, butt, jowl, and trotters, which are braised with mirepoix and garlic. The rendered gelatin from the trotters seeps into the marvelous meat milieu which—when shredded, packed in a pan, and left to chill overnight—sets into a terrine loaf. The following day, it's sliced into thick slabs, floured, dipped in egg wash and panko, deep fried, and served up to lucky diners. That's one fancy-pants schnitzel.
Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood has developed dramatically in recent years—so much so that we were floored by the flood of enthusiastic eaters, long lines, and tight parking that's now the norm on nights and weekends alike. We ate our way through as many new spots as we could, and compiled some of our favorite bites for our very first OTR neighborhood guide.
For a joint notorious for their hotdogs and hefty drinks menu, chef Dan Wright of Senate Pub keeps the dessert menu rather simple. But this bag of steaming knobs of dough alone are plenty, and highly recommended for the end of any comfort-laden meal.