Pig Island Returns, With Head Tacos and Bacon Sticky Buns

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It sounds like a fun place!

If our Meatopia slideshow had you kicking yourself for not getting in on the seared-flesh action, there's another meat-stravaganza coming up this summer. For the second year in a row, Jimmy Carbone is throwing his Pig Island celebration on Governors Island, and so far nineteen chefs are onboard to fire up the barbecue pit at the September 10 event. We hear Jacques Gautier of Palo Santo is offering pig's head tacos and Heather Carlucci-Rodriguez of Print is serving bacon sticky buns. Other participating toques include John Stage of Dinosaur BBQ and JoeDoe's Joe Dobias (full roster below). Until August 13, early-bird admission is $60 for all food and beer ($40 for vegetarians, who'll have access to sides from the likes of Buttermilk Channel); you can purchase tickets here.

King Phojankong, Kuma Inn & Umi Nom

Adam Schop, Nuela

Jacques Gautier, Palo Santo

Trina Hahnemann (Guest Chef from Denmark) & Neuman's Caterers

Michael Ferraro, Delicatassen

William Horowitz, Ducks Eatery

Chris Rendell & Ryan Butler, Mary Queen of Scots

Michael Jenkins, The Darby

Joe Dobias, JoeDoe

Stefan Ching, The Clerkenwell

Nate Courtland, iCi

John Stage, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Mary Cleaver, Cleaver Co. & Brent Sims, The Green Table

Edi and the Wolf, Edi & the Wolf

George Weld, Egg

Ryan Angulo, Buttermilk Channel

Ethan Smith and Danny Mena, Hecho en Dumbo

Jimmy Carbone, Jimmy's No. 43