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From: Thrillist themove@thrillist.com Date: March 1, 2012 8:07:58 AM EST To: dana.mauriello@gmail.com Subject: LA: The Porky Superstar of UMAMIcatessen Reply-To: themove@thrillist.com

Hey GOOD-LOOKING LOS ANGELES 3.1.12 God sees your prayer and raises

Pigg Is all that's on the menu

Opening tomorrow in DTLA's new high-end, food-court-style, cafeteria-esque UMAMIcatessen, Pigg's a stand from renowned Bay Area offal-master/Iron Cheffer Chris Cosentino, who, per the name, will serve up literally every kind of pork you can imagine, except, perve, that kind.

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The menu's split into seven glorious sections, each containing enough piggy to make you want to screw the signal fire and form your own island tribe, including: "Cured", w/ 15 bacons from the US, Spain & Italy; "Canned", w/ offerings like a classic rillette and whipped lardo; and "Salad" -- don't worry, they're topped w/ cracklins and pig ear. And that's far from all: there're also three sandwiches (country pate w/ cornichon & mustard; hoof & mouth w/ pickled carrots & onions; and a liver pate w/ caramelized onions & arugula), a duo of cooked pates, two raw crudo-hams, and "Fried Snacks" like fries served w/ homemade "brainaise", which makes for great leftovers, especially 28 Days Later. In case you're not down with the swine, the UMAMIcatessen's got a ton of other stuff too, including a full bar, an Umami Burger, a super-sweet doughnut-and-coffee spot, and a Jewish deli called The Cure, whose Kosher customers will consider Pigg's food all kinds of nasty, except, ew, not that kind either!

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...but 'til then, get more mouthwatering pics with our slideshow, right here Pigg 852 Broadway; Downtown; 213.418.6264 Map Website Tagged: Food: American, Cured Meats, Sandwiches

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