By Andrew Kramer
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Here’s a question you’ve probably never been asked: do you think you can eat a whole pig?
You’ll have a chance to find out Saturday March 21st all throughout Fairmount.
“The Fairmount Food Crawl is a day that consumers can go out and go from restaurant to restaurant and try different parts of the pig,” explains Ray Sheehan with Philly2night, who organizes the event. “It’s 14 different bars and restaurants and it’s basically a Fairmount food crawl.”
We all know bacon comes from pigs, but Sheehan says there are many other parts of the animal you’ll be able to taste:
“With having 14 different bars and restaurants participating, every bar and restaurant is going to have their own area of expertise with the pig. Some will do the shoulder, some will do cheek and the nose, others will do the butt. Obviously you have the rib, so with 14 different restaurants you’re really going to be able to experience 14 different parts of the pig which makes this event very interesting.”
Along with the various pig parts, you’ll be able to sample different craft cocktails as well.
Not a big meat eater? Sheehan says you can still enjoy what he expects will be a wonderful afternoon in Fairmount:
“If you’re not into pig, you’re not into the craft cocktails, all these bars, restaurants and BYO’s still have a full menu, so if this isn’t something you’re into, you’re a vegetarian, you’ll still be able to come out and still enjoy the Fairmount Food Crawl and just try other food items.”
Philadelphia is known for great food and food festivals, but Sheehan says the fact that this one focuses solely on the pig makes it truly unique:
“A lot of times you’ll have a food crawl which restaurants will have different variations of food. What makes this so special, it’s really niche focused and hyper focused on the pig which most people really enjoy.”
He adds the mixture of pig and cocktails is the perfect pairing, making this a can’t-miss day:
“You can go out, you can support the local community, local restaurants, go to 14 amazing bars, get intimate with different pieces of the pig and also sample delicious cocktails.”
The crawl takes place from noon to 5 p.m. Portions of the proceeds support the Fairmount CDC.
For more information, including a list of all the participating bars, or to purchase tickets go to www.upcomingevents.com.
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