For years, our Founder & CEO, Kevin Corsello felt there was something missing in the fast-casual dining space. Not only had no one figured out how to bring slow-smoked meats to the masses, but all of the chains he visited felt bland and unconnected to their communities. As any good entrepreneur does, he started dreaming and quickly started sharing his ideas with his childhood friend and Emmy Nominated Celebrity Chef, Jeff Mauro.
Typically, when these two Italian kids got together, nothing but trouble would ensue, but this time, things were different. Their shared passion for food, music and art began shaping a vision for a restaurant that at its core would do what food, music and art had always done: bring people together. With this underlying mission in mind, the two pals began crafting a restaurant that would celebrate their passions for unique foods while highlighting their colorful personalities and humor. And after many sleepless nights and passionate Italian arguments, Pork & Mindy's was born.
Led by our Executive Chef Jeff Mauro, all of our food is meticulously crafted to create complex, one-of-a-kind flavor profiles using natural and simple ingredients. We're not just your average BBQ joint, all of our meats are slow-smoked to create the perfect texture and layered with sauces and toppings to make sangwiches you simply can't find anywhere else. Whether it's our take on classics or inventions all of our own, we believe in creating food that makes your mouth water, without cutting corners. All our meats are free of hormones and antibiotics, and come from animals raised organically on Midwestern family farms with the highest level of animal welfare and humane practices. We believe we've crafted some of the finest dishes in all of the land, but don't take our word for it, come try it yourself!
To say we're music lovers is an understatement, because it is much more than that, as it has truly shaped who we are. We believe in creating an environment that not only fosters musical creativity, but celebrates every aspect of it, from musicians on the streets and in schools, to those that play on the biggest stages in the world. Music has the power to bring people together, and above all, that is what Pork & Mindy's is all about.
Our art doesn't just fill space in our shops, it helps bring the communities we're apart of within our walls. From shining a spotlight on an established artist, to giving the new kid on the block his first shot, our art program gives the life-blood of local neighborhoods a place to call home. Whether alone, or paired with our food and music, art is the great unifier that keeps us connected to the world around us.