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Pig Tail at Lockeland Table
Pig Face at Girl & The Goat
First of all, I have a confession to make…I’ve been a pork lover for most of my life. I’m a huge fan of hams, hot dogs, bologna, bacon (of course!), and have even developed a fondness for moldy, stinky, dry-cured salumi of all shapes and sizes.
Recenty, my palate was tested by some “less familiar” cuts taken from the tip to the tail of this tasty beast. My first experience was with friends at Nashville’s Lockeland Table—nominated for James Beard Best New Restaurant. At Lockeland Table, Chef/Owner Hal Holden-Bache has created a number of outstanding appetizers, entrees, and sides. The one that piqued my interest, however, was the Buffalo Pig Tail, a clever take on Buffalo Wings. The tail was deep fried and basted in a tangy Buffalo sauce—and served with a side of tangy celery & blue cheese cole slaw. Brilliant!
My latest “pig out” experience came from the other end of the pig, and took place last week at GIRL & THE GOAT, Chef Stephanie Izard’s great restaurant. In addition to several dishes which featured Goat, Snail and Chicken, we had to try The Pig Face, a featured favorite, served with a fried egg perched atop the offering. Amazing!
Steve’s Conclusion: EVERY PART of the pig can be delicious…at least so far… Stay tuned for more of my future Culinary Experiences!