Category Archives: the noble pig

Afroculinaria: Virginia food.

http://afroculinaria.com/2015/01/26/the-best-quote-in-virginia-food-history/

looks like a pork chop

Looks Like a Pork Chop

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Feliz Navidad 2014

night

night

Un tamal

tamale

Un Tamal
oil pastels and GIMPed

Christmas tamale making.

tamalada

Tamales Dec 2014

TEXAS MONTHLY now has a barbecue editor!

From the NY Times.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/24/us/texas-monthly-hires-full-time-barbecue-editor.html?hpw

Approx: 2:00 PM

crankin’ away

and a scene I painted taken from a photo taken by a pal of mine, Mike Farmer. It’s at Kreuz Market in Lockhart, TX

Kreuz scene

Altercation at the counter

Gas grill pork roast..

I’m having to learn how to use a gas grill for something other than straight grilling..  it’s not like my smokers where I can use offset heat.

Here’s a nice pork roast I did for Memorial Day.

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Gas grill Pork Roast May 2012

More from LOCAL PIG

I got some of their pork/porcini/thyme sausage on Monday. And a little of their bacon. It’s all good!

lp box

Local Pig box & brussels sprouts

lp wrapper

Pork/porcini/thyme sausage. Trust me!

I’d have more photos, but the batteries in my camera went South. Sorry folks. I poached these in a bit of home made chicken stock and white vermouth. They went fast!

Pig roast at Local Pig, KCMO and another opening.

Wow.. this was great. They made their own beans and the cole slaw was not some bland and overly sweet grocery store salad bar mush. I was most impressed.  This was for the grand opening at Local Pig, a an artisanal butcher shop that produces charcuterie  in the East Bottoms. This is about two blocks from Knucklehead’s, a music venue where have I occasionally sat in on accordion at the blues jams, just north, across the railroad tracks.

Inside the Local Pig..

The Local Pig has a nice interior.

There was quite a crowd, even when I got there a bit after noon. It was chilly and windy, in the 40s, but pleasant. There seemed to be a rather well-behaved crowd.

behind the Local Pig

The crowd is served.

The plates were quite nice. The buns/rolls were amazingly good. Not some sort of  Bunny Bread/burger bun dreck.

Here’s a photo of my plate.

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Pork plate at Local Pig's grand opening.

If I had known, I could have gotten some ribs. But I didn’t. Here’s a plate of rib remains. Sigh. Whimper.

costillas

Had I just know; I could have had a rib or three. Shucks.

Lest we forget, the guest of honor… a noble beast..

cabeza de chancho

Head office!

And here’s the guest of honor with the woman who was nobly serving the Boulevard Ales on tap. Good work, folks!

the guest and a minion

The Guest of Honor and one of his Minions..

Not forgetting, EL TORITO #3 (I think it’s number 3) just opened its new supermercado on the north side of Independence Avenue, across from ACE Hardware. It’s a really nice place to shop for comida and has a great carniceria.