A piece of paper with ‘pig’ spelled out in lowercase letters crudely covered up the word fish on Little Fish’s awnings last night. And while chef-owner Mike Stollenwerk and Fish chef Steve Eckerd roasted a whole pig on the sidewalk out front in a La Caja China roasting box, a skeleton crew dressed the set inside for the typically fishy and service-forward Queen Village BYOB’s one-night-only Little Pig pop-up. Roasted pig parts, corn on the cob, mac and cheese and a big ole tub filled with ice and frosty PBR ponders lined the open kitchen’s counter. While the restaurant’s regular servers and cooks enjoyed vacation, Stollenwerk reeled in staff from his other restaurants to prepare the Southern style meal.
Assorted housemade pickles, black-peas, and deviled eggs rounded out the spread, which was served buffet style on paper plates. Sliced watermelon and a peach cobbler with a corn creme anglaise capped off the meal. And yes, just as promised Lynyrd Skynyrd songs were played. Little Fish reopens for regular service on Thursday, August 18.
Earlier: Little Pig, Little Pig, Let Us In!