Pig Out at Green Pig Bistro
If going whole hog is your idea of the perfect party, you’ll be happy to know that Green Pig Bistro owner and chef Scot Harlan has taken his devotion to the “head-to-tail” movement on the road. Last summer, the restaurant began catering weddings, company picnics and backyard barbecues, offering a rotisserie-cooked pig, lamb or goat as the main course.
Flavor-wise, the chef offers three styles: Asian, Latin, or the most popular, a traditional American preparation with a paprika/cumin/brown sugar rub. The “Roast” package includes a choice of sides, such as the chef’s popular stewed black beans and mac ’n’ cheese, as well as potato rolls, coleslaw and accompanying sauces. All ingredients are sustainably produced and, whenever possible, locally sourced.
Prices vary according to size, the type of meat and the level of service requested. Customers now have the option of picking up their feast at the restaurant, thereby avoiding added transportation and staffing costs. A pig roast to-go, for a minimum of 10 people, is $45 per person. Reserve two weeks in advance.
Green Pig Bistro, 1025 North Fillmore St., Arlington, 703-888-1920, greenpigbistro.com