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“These pigs are completely free range and only eat what they forage themselves”

by Prince Of Petworth June 23, 2014 at 11:55 am 8 Comments


From a press release:

“The Pig [1320 14th St. NW] is launching a weekly summer BBQ pop-up each Sunday and Monday night from 5:00 pm to close (10:30 pm). Chef Michael Bonk’s “Bonk’s Smoked Que” features smoked BBQ pig meat (belly, shoulder, loin and hot links) as well as BBQ’d appetizers, mains and desserts. [ See full menu here]. The pigs used for the BBQ will all be Woodland Foraging Pigs from Catoctin Mountain Farm in Maryland. These pigs are completely free range and only eat what they forage themselves. Diners can “Build Your Board,” choosing two meats and a side ($17), or “Pig Out” with all four meats and four sides ($39). In addition, there’s BBQ-themed drinks, such as the “Bar-B-Drink” made with bourbon, BBQ sauce and beer ($9). The Pig’s full menu will also be available.”

  • anon

    Customers: I guess I do have a question about the chicken. If you can just tell us a little more about it.
    Waitress: The chicken is a heritage breed, woodland raised chicken that has been fed a diet of sheep’s milk, soy, and hazelnuts.
    Customers: And this is local.
    Waitress: Yes, absolutely.
    Customers: I’m going to ask you just one more time, and its local?
    Waitress: It is.
    Customers: Is that USDA Organic, or Oregon Organic, or Portland Organic?
    Waitress: Its just all across the board Organic.
    Customers: The hazenuts, these are local? And how big is the area where the chickens are able to roam free.

    —waitress walks away to get more information about the chicken—

    Customers: I drove way too slow here didn’t I? I am so weird with that gas pedal. That thing just moves the whole vehicle forward.

    —waitress comes back with the chicken’s dossier—

    Waitress: The chicken you’ll be enjoying tonight…his name is Collin, here are his papers.

    • TooLate

      +1000 you beat me to it.

    • Oh_Sweet_Thing

      HA I came here to post this exact same thing.

    • Pixie


  • gloomingdale

    A flight of two 6 oz beers (aka one beer) for $17! What?!

    • anono

      i *think* it’s 2 flights of 3 half beers for $17, i.e, two people each get 3 6oz beers. so not bad.

  • Emilie504

    ‘“Bar-B-Drink” made with bourbon, BBQ sauce and beer’ Vom City, but maybe my booze palate isn’t refined enough to enjoy it.

  • A Foraging Pig? Hmmmmmm.

    Jules: Pigs are filthy animals. I don’t eat filthy animals.
    Vincent: Bacon tastes gooood. Pork chops taste gooood.
    Jules: Hey, sewer rat may taste like pumpkin pie, but I’d never know ’cause I wouldn’t eat the filthy motherfucker. Pigs sleep and root in shit. That’s a filthy animal. I ain’t eat nothin’ that ain’t got sense enough to disregard its own feces.
    Vincent: How about a dog? Dogs eats its own feces.
    Jules: I don’t eat dog either.
    Vincent: Yeah, but do you consider a dog to be a filthy animal?
    Jules: I wouldn’t go so far as to call a dog filthy but they’re definitely dirty. But, a dog’s got personality. Personality goes a long way.
    Vincent: Ah, so by that rationale, if a pig had a better personality, he would cease to be a filthy animal. Is that true?
    Jules: Well we’d have to be talkin’ about one charming motherfuckin’ pig. I mean he’d have to be ten times more charmin’ than that Arnold on Green Acres, you know what I’m sayin’?


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