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Bay Area Pork n’ Beans Unite At Cube This Saturday

Rancho Gordo's Steve Sando
Rancho Gordo’s Steve Sando Photo: Gary Soup via Flickr

This Saturday, Cube is throwing a rooftop barbecue called Pork ‘n Beans, a non-profit fundraiser for farm-to-table education for L.A. families. But in typical Cube fashion, this is no ordinary pig-out or bean-blast. A menu utilizes the heirloom products of Fatted Calf Charcuterie and Rancho Gordo, respectively, to come up with dishes like garlic-brined Pork Shoulder and grilled sausages on artisan rolls and nopales salad with midnight black beans, and even a collaboration dish using Gordo’s cowboy beans with Fatted Calf’s bacon. Head honchos from both companies will be on-hand to talk shop. In addition to the massive, aforementioned protein party, $65 advance and $75 at the door buys you twisted Southern sides, dessert, homemade lemonade, and a choice of two craft beers or Italian wine per person. Check out the full menu below, along with details on reserving tickets.

Cube’s Pork ‘N Beans Rooftop Afternoon Barbecue
Saturday, October 9th, 2010
1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Reservations available online

$65 advance/$75 at the door


Assorted Grilled Fatted Calf Sausages

Fatted Calf Garlic-Brined Pork Shoulder and Barbeque Sauce

Assorted Housemade Accoutrements & Buns


Nopales Salad with Midnight Black Beans

Charro Beans (Cowboy Beans Cooked with Fatted Calf Bacon & Beer)


Buttermilk Cornbread

Jalapeno Vinegar Coleslaw

Grilled Sweet Potato Halves

Collard Greens Braised with Fatted Calf Ham Hocks


Assorted House-Made Ice Cream Sandwiches


Homemade Lemonade, Water, Plus 2 Artisan Beers or 2 Glasses of Regional Italian Wine Per Person

Bay Area Pork n’ Beans Unite At Cube This Saturday