Time for tenderloin number thirteen on our twenty week tenderloin tour. Hard to believe we’re down to just seven weeks left in this journey! Time flies when you’re eating breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches and when you throw a few beers into the mix, well it just moves sideways in a backwards motion, baby!
I had gotten an invitation to go to Carrigan’s Pub in East Peoria on facecrack:
And so that’s where we’re going to go this week. But we’re not heading off in the MBIP mobile this time...
We'll be heading out in this fine mobile and our driver is none other than...
And through the miracle of the internet you're spared a logistical problem we encountered along the way and here we are at Carrigan's Pub in East Peoria.
It looks nice from the outside on this sunny Sunday afternoon.
Scott leads the way inside the bar as we begin this week's tenderloin adventure.
Wow, it's just noon and the bar is already jam-packed!
I squeezed in next to these guys who were just drinking water as they told me they had a rough Saturday night. They need to learn about the hair of the dog that bit them!
Our beers are served up by the super-cute bartender on duty, Nancy.
Since the bar was full, we decided to sit at this table in the back and watch the action from there.
Here's the view of the bar from our table in the back.
Overhead a fan whirls underneath the copper tin ceiling.
Free pool on Monday evenings, such a deal!
And here we go, Nancy serves up this week's tenderloins!
Here's a shot of Scott's tenderloin, it looks like a big sandwich, right? Well guess what...
That's just a half a tenderloin, here's the full deal, which is what I ordered.
The mustard and pepper have been added, time to try this baby out!
Here's Scott trying to figure out how to wrap his mouth around this giganzo tenderloin.
Wow, I have to tell you, they serve up a magnificent tenderloin here. The breading is crisp and the pork is thick and really juicy and tasty. I've never heard much about the tenderloins here, so my expectations weren't that high. But I have to tell you, it's one of the best tenderloins of the tour, you really need to check this out if you're a breaded pork tenderloin fan.
Well, I made it though the bun, but I still have this much left over that I can't eat in one sitting.
And here we have it the next day for lunch, time to pop it under the broiler...
Four Porky Pigs, truly one of the hidden tenderloin gems in the area, you should go and try one as soon as you can!