Chefs are getting cheeky this spring by cooking up beef, pork, fish and even buffalo cheeks for their menus.

West Coast Tavern
San Diego, CA
Braised Pork Cheek Sliders with Egg Bun, Sweet Onion Jam, Napa Cabbage Slaw; $8

Ristorante Posto
Washington, D.C.
Braised Veal Cheeks with Sautéed Spinach and Garlic Mashed Potatoes; $21

Osteria Stellina
Point Reyes Station, CA
Roasted Marin Sun Farms Beef Cheeks with Rosemary Potatoes & Natural Juices; $18

Portland, OR
Braised Buffalo Cheeks with Shitake, Pine Nuts, House Made Ricotta Blintz, Peas, Three Radishes Salad; $26

New York, NY
Roasted Sirloin and Beef Cheek Lasagna with King Trumpet Mushrooms & Endive, $38

The Red Door Restaurant & Wine Bar
San Diego, CA
“Cheeky” Surf & Turf: Braised pork cheek, sautéed halibut cheek, roasted garlic jus, fresh vegetables, crispy polenta; $17.50

Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern
Raleigh, NC
Braised Mancho Farm Veal Cheek with Crispy Herb Risotto Galette, Spicy Haricot Vert, Grilled French Horn Mushrooms, Rutabaga Purée, Cottage Cheese & Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette; $13

The Squeaky Bean
Denver, CO
Beef Cheeks with Spinach, Fennel, Pepperonata, “Loaded Baked Potato;” $18

New York, NY
Uovo Slow Poached Egg, Crispy Monkfish Cheeks, Wild Mushroom and Garlic Chips; $18


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