I went here with a friend because she had recommended it to me, the food was delectable. So well made and prepared in an open kitchen, which I personally love....its like entertainment, education, and food all in one! The chefs wear Purple Pig bandanas which gives them a hip look as this is a very hip place.
I tried the fried pig ear and it wasn't what I expected, it was much better! It tasted like gourmet pork rinds. We also had the fried manchengo cheese which was so amazing...I mean, how can cheese be NOT amazing?!? We ordered the eggplant caponata with goat cheese. I can't tell you how much I love goat cheese, but let me tell you, I would put it on dry cereal if I could. There was a hefty amount of grilled toast to go with the caponata which was perfect as it was more of a bruschetta when all put together. This was my favorite of all the small plates we got that evening. We got a cheese and meat plate that had a great variety and we were offered suggestions as to what wines to pair with each meat/cheese. It was so helpful as I was way off as to what I was pairing.
We enjoyed a nice glass of wine and great conversation as this place is great for people watching. The tables are close together and the crowd is young and old. Its a perfect spot for anyone looking for anything pig for dinner. I will definitely be back to try entrees or I may even just get more small plates. Either way I know I'll be full of amazingly cooked food with great service and a good view of the chefs to watch as almost entertainment for the evening. I see this place being around for awhile as the menu changes monthly, it seems, and they are creative with their food combinations. I can't wait to go back and bring friends!