Porkopolis opened its doors this afternoon on the southeast corner of Arizona Avenue and the 202, becoming the third BBQ restaurant to open in Chandler in three weeks.
Unlike Can’t Stop Smokin’ and Rudy’s – both of which have large buildings and the standard rural-themed decor – Porkopolis is a sleek, modern strip-mall space with floor-to-ceiling windows, a polished granite bar, and a chef’s counter.
Sandwiches (brisket pictured) are $9-$10, including side. Entrees start at $14 and top out at $24 for a full rack of good-sized baby backs.
The eight appetizers include Red-Neck Tacos (pulled pork on corn cakes with jalapeno slaw, $10) and Burnt Ends (described as “barbecue candy,” $11)
Paletas – Mexican popsicles ($3) – from Paletas Betty just up the street are one of four desserts.
The bar offers just four beers on tap – Bud Light ($4), Stella Artois, Firestone Walker Union Jack and Shock Top (all $5) – and eight others by the bottle ($4-$6).
The bar also pours apple pie-flavored Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine whiskey from Mason jars (pictured).
Porkopolis is open 3:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Lunch hours eventually will be added.
Happy hour is 3:30 to 6:30, when draft beers are $2.50.