Trends: Pork and The Berkshire


October 7 2008, 8:33 AM

Scan menus around town (and around the nation), and it's no surprise that pork--be it bacon, prosciutto, or pork belly--is hugely popular right now. And there's one local restaurant that has taken this pork preoccupation to another level. The Berkshire, a year-old cozy spot in Stapleton named for a prized breed of heritage hog, specializes in "swine, wine, and a good time." Owned by Andy Ganick, the Berkshire serves lunch, dinner, and brunch, and the menus list more than 20 dishes with pork. Favorites include the pancetta-wrapped jalapeño poppers and the King--an Elvis-inspired sandwich of peanut butter, caramelized banana, and crispy bacon on grilled Hawaiian bread. Bonus: Check out the progressive happy hour that offers various deals ($1 to $5) on drafts and wine from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. and 9 p.m.-close. 7352 E. 29th Ave., 303-321-4010