Pig Island 2021 Recap

The 12th iteration of Pig Island™ NYC was a huge success. A big thank you to all of the participants, sponsors and attendees for helping make a truly memorable day. We were thrilled to be back at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Gardens for our third event and to work closely with the Snug Harbor Heritage Farm.

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Congrats to the award winners!

#Ruizing Award in Honor of Carl Ruiz: Mario Chape, Big Papa Smoke’m for the ‘Queban Sandwich and more whole hog dishes

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Don’t Sweat the Technique: Jesse Jones for his pulled pork strudel with bacon jam

When Pigs Fly Award and Prime Six Best Use of Charcoal Award: Team Matthew Deaton featuring Jim Jones of Comfort Farm, Jametta Raspberry, Lynn Wells, Michelle Bailey and Hipolito Sanchez for their pit roasted whole hog with Appalachian fry bread, pickled chow chow and Razzmatazz grape jam

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Garden of Eatin’: Team Gentle Giant featuring Blair Machado, Tyler Trainum of Autumn Olive Farm, Matthew Worgul, Dana Reed, Alex Recchia and Braxton Naff for their whole hog with late summer salad

Best Handy Sandy: Mario Dibiase, Sotto Voce and Pork Mafia for his pork belly sandwich with pickled beets and beet greens

New Pig on the Block: Angelo Competiello for his porchetta pizza

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Bad to the Bone Award and Friends of Firefighters Peoples’ Choice Award: Jase Franklyn, Jase’s BBQ for his Caribbean ribs

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Fucking Brought It Award: Kim Plafke, The Meat Hook for her Hangover Cure breakfast sandwich and beer brined whole hog

Best Whole Hog: Rodrigo Duarte, USA Pata Negra

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Best in Show: Tank Jackson with Rob Nelson and Trevor Kunk, Holy City Hogs for their pulled pork with collard greens

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Please join us for our next events: CiderFeast NYC in Brooklyn on Saturday, October 2 and Bowl of ‘Zole in Brooklyn on Saturday, October 23. Both events require proof of Covid vaccination. Tickets are on sale now.

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