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Pork lovers paradise in Park Slope

Laurel Fantauzzo, one of the organizers of the pork fest at Loki Lounge in Park Slope on May 3, chows down.
Jennifer Boyle Photography

Finally, a chance to stuff your pork-loving face with ribs, bacon, and barbecued sandwiches — and help the poverty-stricken kids of the Philippines at the same time.

Perhaps it’s no coincidence that an all-you-can-eat pork fest is connected to the Filipino charity, Kamay at Puso. Pork and the island nation have a long history.

“Filipinos know how to roast a pig masterfully, and I knew Brooklyn chefs would rise to the challenge,” said Laurel Fantauzzo, the fundraising coordinator for Kamay at Puso, who is also organizing the “Park Slope Pork Off” on Sunday, May 3.

Chefs — both pros and amateurs — are cooking up dishes, from traditional pulled pork sandwiches and smoked ribs to even sausage-stuffed donuts, bacon-flavored ice cream, and pork-belly dumplings.

You get to try them all — and vote for your favorites — for just $10.

One competitor, Peter Shelsky, the executive chef and owner of Pete’s Eats, a Park Slope catering company, will be preparing apple-braised pork cheeks.

“I am a pork junkie,” says Shelsky, “My New Year’s resolution for 2008 was to eat pork every day of the year, and I succeeded.”

Park Slope Pork Off at Loki Lounge [304 Fifth Ave. at Second Street, (718) 965-9600], Sunday, May 3, 1–4 pm. Tickets, $10 (includes eating and judging). For info about the charity, visit www.kamayatpuso.org.

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