Five Finds on Friday: Jaclyn Conlogue

by Charlottesville29

Photo by Jen Fariello.

Photo by Jen Fariello.

On Fridays, we feature five foods finds from local chefs and personalities.  Today’s picks come from Jaclyn Conlogue, the Culinary Institute of America graduate who is now Manager for Catering and Special Events for The Barbeque Exchange.  This weekend at BBQ Exchange is one of the most swell swine events on earth: Porkapolooza.  Don’t miss it.  Meanwhile, Conlogue’s picks:

1)  Pork Belly anything at BBQ Exchange.  “Working here for the last five years has not diminished my love of pork belly, but fueled it!”

2)  Fried Chicken at BBQ Exchange.  “Only on Porkapolooza weekend, and man, have you got to try this stuff – lard fried, with pork sausage gravy on the side, AND biscuits? Forget that Whole30 diet for this weekend – I plan on eating fried chicken every day!”

3)  Pizza & Sally’s fun Cocktails at Red Pump Kitchen.  “Seriously, I tasted a hundred versions of that pizza dough, and I love it! Trying Sally’s latest libations is always fun too.”

4)  Bocadillo at MAS.  “Many a late night has ended at Mas with a bocadillo and a beer.”

5)  Single Origin Coffees at Shenandoah Joe.  “Anyone who knows me knows of my coffee obsession. Not just any coffee, but the single origin roasts that Dave sources. I love trying the new blends he’s working on, and I am always one of the first to sign up for the Geisha & Esmerelda when it shows up.”