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EAT LIKE A LOCAL

 

CULINARY TRAVELS ACROSS AMERICA

ADVENTURES IN AMERICA'S CULINARY UNDERBELLY

Call me Pig, it's not my real name, but it will do for our purpose.  As you'll find out, I'm a research chef, not a professional blogger. My job has me reading about different ethnic food, tracking culinary trends, traveling the country, eating at independent restaurants, stalking street food vendors, and working in test kitchens. I do all of this, so ultimately, I can help educate corporations about what food trend is on the horizon. Maybe you can understand that when I tell you to avoid chains and eat local, it can be viewed as a conflict to how I make a living.  This is why I use the pseudo name "Pig" it allows me to tell you all about the small amazing places I find off the beaten path, and still keep a level of anonymity needed to do my job. 

 

A bit of advice before you explore this site, it is about my culinary exploration across America. I eat at hundreds of independent greasy spoons, food carts, and hole in the walls every year. If I list them here they were really good but may require a bit of adventure on your part. So, if you go to a new city, and you're happy with grabbing a Big Mac for a meal, then this is not the blog for you. Still reading and have a taste for food anthropology? Then welcome to pig's pick, and enjoy what lands in your trough on our culinary journey across America.

 

The Pig

FEATURED CULINARY GUIDES

FEATURED VIDEO

KANSAS CITY  BARBECUE - KANSAS CITY, MO

FEATURED BLOGS

A COOL SECRET. CLEVELAND, OH

THE BEST BBQ IN AMERICA. AUSTIN, TX

NASHVILLE GOES HOLLWOOD. LOS ANGELES, CA

GAS STATION GASTRONOMY

MICRO-BREWERIES - MILWAUKEE, WI

STREET FOOD - PORTLAND, OR

RECIPE - PRESSURE COOKER PHO

FOOD TRUCKS TOP PICKS - MINNEAPOLIS, MN

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EXPLORE ATLANTA, GA

EXPLORE DETROIT, MI

EXPLORE CHICAGO, IL

EXPLORE PORTLAND, OR

RECIPES

LIQUID GOLD

SWEET HOME

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DREAMING OF DUMPLINGS

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