September 30, 2014
The event was one of five stops on the Heritage BBQ tour, part of Cochon555’s mission to spread the gospel of local sourcing and heritage breed pigs.
“Austin is this young, vibrant, super-hip, food-eating mecca right now for entertainment and enjoyment. And this conversation is all about local, so it is the perfect fit,” Cochon555 founder Brady Lowe said. “From a level of sourcing I think Austin is in elite conversation when talking about artisanal production.”
Austin restaurants Barlata, Foreign and Domestic, and Swift’s Attic also competed in the piggy proceedings that were enlivened with plenty of bourbon. For Swift’s Attic the event offered a chance to preview their forthcoming Chinese restaurant Wu Chow in downtown Austin.
If their steamed buns with sweet pork shoulder and excellent pork soup dumplings with their gelatinous blast were any indication, the restaurant will be a welcome addition to the scene.