The Pub at the Pinicon in New Hampton is home of the 2019 Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin sandwich in Iowa, awarded by the Iowa Pork Producers Association. Simply abbreviated as "The P.T." (pork tenderloin), the sandwich starts with a center-cut, half-pound pork loin.
Owners Dale and Laura Reicks of New Hampton source all of the restaurant’s pork from Reicks View Farms in Lawler, a family farm they founded in 1979. In addition to pork tenderloins and chops, Reicks View Farms supplies The Pub’s bacon, ribs and sausage pizza topping.
The Pub will receive a check for $500, a plaque and a banner proclaiming it the winner of the contest. IPPA judges selected Stumble Inn in Bradford as the runner-up in this year's contest.