by Mabel Suen
In March restaurateur Michael del Pietro of Tavolo V, Sugo's Spaghetteria, Via Vino and more opened his latest venture, the Salted Pig (731 South Lindbergh Boulevard; 314-738-9373) in Frontenac. Unlike his other concepts, the Salted Pig eschews an Italian focus, instead featuring farm-to-table Southern comfort food including sandwiches and barbecue.
The large dining room features rustic, reclaimed wood and a full bar, complete with local beer, bourbon and a selection of domestic wine. The casual atmosphere comes established from the get-go, with menus presented on boards fastened by rubber bands.
For starters, select from "Small Bites" including wings, mussels and roasted shaved Brussels sprouts loaded up with house-cured bacon and caramelized onions. The menu continues with a beef-brisket chili and soup of the day followed by a selection of cold and roasted salads. The real meat of the menu, however, awaits in the "Sammies" and "Plates" selections.
Choose from the "House Burger," a Rain Crow ground-beef short-rib burger, pulled pork or chicken, smoked turkey, beef brisket, fried chicken, shrimp and grits, salmon and much more.
The Salted Pig's current hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. For more information, visit the Salted Pig's website and follow it via Facebook.
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