Word is that the Big Bear‘s Lana and Stu are working with our new farmers’ market folks to hold a free pig roast on September 9th . The free-range (i.e. “happy”) pig and bread are being provided by regular market vendors, the Truck Patch and the Bread Line.
Here’s an idea I hope they consider (and for any of you regular BBC patrons to pass along) : roasting the pig on-site (either at the mini-Cooper’s parking spot or, with permission from the city, at the small triangle park across the street).
I may be exposing my southern (aka “redneck”) roots, but at least half the fun of a good pig roast is the preparation and cooking itself—5-10 “cooks” sitting around their concrete-block castle drinking cheap beer from 3am til lunchtime. While the beer might not work for this roast, the free advertising and momentum buildup of a fire pit and friendly faces would still make the on-site idea worth exploring.
$48 worth of concrete blocks, some aluminum foil, 20lbs of charcoal, and some chain link fence (plenty of that in the neighborhood).
And a bunch of lawn chairs for the “cooks” and guests.