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    National Pork Month

    Many people love the fall because of all the fun flavors available. Apples, pumpkin and squash are just some of the fall flavors that most can’t seem to get enough of. Here, at Isle Casino Hotel® Waterloo, we enjoy the taste of fall as well, but for a different reason. Ladies and gents, we give you National Pork Month! Throughout the month of October, the nation will pay homage to this tasty meat and of course, we had to get in on the deal too!

    The Pork Love Affair

  • Americans have had a love affair with pork for quite some time now. From bacon to BBQ ribs, pork is incredibly versatile and can be enjoyed in a variety of different ways. Here’s a look at how Americans enjoy pork throughout the world.
  • Pitmasters of the South have roasted pigs for decades. They've taught us all about how to make a smoking hot BBQ pulled pork sandwich. And for that, we are eternally grateful.
  • In the North, chefs really have elevated pork to a new level. Restaurants like The Spotted Pig and Porchetta in New York, and The Publican in Chicago have been serving up pork-centric menus for a while now. Go pork!
  • Even high-end restaurants know a good thing when they eat it. The super delicious and fat laden pork belly still ranks number one in many upscale restaurants around the U.S.
  • Lard continues to be a trusted cooking staple. There’s no need to use manufactured fats, when you can use the grease from pork meat. Try fatback mixed with rosemary. Yum!
  • Everything’s better with bacon. The average American eats 17.9 pounds of bacon a year. We love bacon so much, we’ve even found ways to take it beyond breakfast and incorporate it into every meal. Think the BLT, bacon burgers, or even bacon Bloody Mary’s!
  • Pork is gaining momentum on social media. At one point, there were a whopping 4.1 million posts surrounding the topic of pork.
  • The Big Pigout

    Here at Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo, we take National Pork Month seriously. We’re excited to serve our guests the most delicious, mouthwatering recipes starring, none other than, pork!

    We’ve got a variety of BBQ specials, from Hawaiian Ham Steaks topped with pineapple glaze to Bacon Wrapped Grilled BBQ Shrimp just to name a few. Get out your napkins and wet wipes, because our recipes are bound to get you high on the hog.

    The Lone Wolf®

    Pork Tenderloin Sandwich ($8.99)

    BBQ Pork Pizza: BBQ sauce, caramelized onions and smoked pulled pork topped with mozzarella and feta cheeses ($7.99/$14.99)

    Sandwich of the Month: Cuban Sandwich - slow cooked pork shoulder, sliced ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, mayonnaise and mustard, served on a toasted French baguette ($10.99)

    Otis & Henrys®

    Monthly Special: Double Bone Iowa Chop stuffed with smoked Gouda cheese, lump crab meat and bacon topped with tarragon crème, served with Yukon gold mashed potatoes and haricot vert with tomatoes ($21.99)

    Appetizer Special: Bacon wrapped grilled BBQ shrimp topped with Chambord glaze ($9.99)

    Friday and Saturday Special: Amuse Bouche featuring pork confit, pork and apricot bruschetta.

    Tuesday - Saturday Special: BBQ Bacon Bloody Mary with bacon vodka.

    Farmers Pick Buffet®

    Monday – Sunday: Smoke and BBQ Station: ribs, pulled pork, cornbread, pork kabobs, Asian spare ribs, mini Cuban sandwiches, grilled pork chops and smoked pork chops

    Sunday: Local Smoked Ham

    Monday: K&W Polish Sausage

    Tuesday: Roasted Pork Loin

    Wednesday: Smothered Pork Chops

    Thursday: Country Fried Pork Chops

    Saturday and Sunday Brunch: Pork loin, marinated and slow cooked pork shoulders on the carving station, Hawaiian Ham Steaks topped with pineapple glaze and maraschino cherries

    Buffet Promotion: Wednesday, October 28, Midnight to 9pm. Play an hour and get a FREE buffet! Visit the Fan Club® after playing one hour to redeem your FREE buffet.

    Pig out with us all month long at any of our dining options and help us celebrate National Pork Month. We truly have something for everyone. For more pork-tastic fun and giveaways, check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

    Sources:

    http://isleofcapricasinos.com/thebigpigout/waterloo.html

    http://www.eater.com/sponsored/8257693/americas-love-affair-with-pork

    http://waterloo.isleofcapricasinos.com/

    http://waterloo.isleofcapricasinos.com/dining/overview.html

    https://www.facebook.com/IsleCasinoWT

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