Three Piggy Events: High on the Hog, Bar Agricole, 4505 Meats and Jim N' Nick's


Last year’s High on the Hog festivities. Photo courtesy of EPIC Steak.

~BAR AGRICOLE~ is teaming up with Deovlet Wines for a special wine and pig roast dinner on Thursday June 11th. The family-style supper will be served on their patio, with multiple courses and four different wines from winemaker Ryan Deovlet. The menu for the dinner can be found here and includes a roasted whole little pig with salsa verde, new potatoes, grilled onions, and Little Gems. The dinner begins at 7pm, and tickets are $125 per person, including food, wine, and gratuity.

On Saturday June 20th, head to ~EPIC STEAK~ for the annual High on the Hog feast from 1pm to 4pm. The party is about pork in all its meaty glory, with barbecue and other preparations from EPIC, as well as Homestead, 1300 on Fillmore, Wood Tavern, and Waterbar. The party is also a celebration of pinot noir, with selections from wineries like Domaine de la Côte, Goldeneye, Joseph Phelps, and Beauregard. The Henry Coopers will be providing live music, and the whole event is a fundraiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind, which will also be in attendance with puppies to meet and play with. Tickets are $65 per person. 369 The Embarcadero at Folsom, 415-369-9955.

You really won’t want to miss this night of pigging out from La Cocina’s San Francisco Street Food Festival, 4505 Meats, and Jim N’ Nick’s on Saturday August 15th at Pier 70. The party is a celebration of the retirement of Jim N’ Nick’s spit, a 30-foot spit rig from Alabama, and whole pigs will be roasted on it by some pretty amazing chefs. Ryan Farr of 4505 Meats will be joined by Nick Pihakis of Jim N’ Nick’s and Rodney Scott of Scott’s Bar-B-Que in South Carolina, along with locals like Traci Des Jardins, Josey Baker, and David Bazirgan. The party includes passed appetizers, a sit-down, five-course dinner, drinks, and music by Noise Pop; the whole thing is a benefit for La Cocina. The evening runs from 6pm to 10pm, and tickets are $150 per person, or opt for the $250 “We Came to Eat” Passport, which includes a ticket to the dinner and $200 to spend at the San Francisco Street Food Festival. Pier 70 at Illinois.