Pickles and pigs! (Piggles?)

I’m a big fan of The Greedy Pig for its thoughtful, well-executed food. The menu’s simple (mostly sandwiches and salads, lovely mains, and an excellent charcuterie selection) but everything is really tasty and well-executed.

Yesterday’s special was the pulled pork sandwich with side salad. The sandwich was…fine. It wasn’t the best I’ve ever had, but it was good. The pork was beautifully tender, but the pulled pork sauce was a little too sour for my liking:  very spicy and flavourful (hints of bourbon, maybe?), but too sour and too tomato-y.  The rest of the sandwich was nice: the squishy bun soaked up flavour from the pork and the creamy-but-not-sickly coleslaw added a great crunch. If the coleslaw had been cut a little bit finer, I would have been happier.

But my god, the pickle. The sandwich is served with a half-pickle: sliced diagonally, speared with a toothpick, and quite honestly the best pickle I’ve ever had. It embodied pickleness in its full glory: it was crisp, crunchy, refreshing, salty, sour and tasty. They’re made in-house, and I want to go back and buy jars of the stuff.

Go for the sandwich, stay for the pickle.

The Greedy Pig
307 W. Cordova Street, Vancouver
(604) 669-4991

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Published by: Eagranie

7 years as a chemist + 9 months of culinary school + 2 years as a pastry chef & chocolatier + a lifetime of writing = this blog. This blog won't always be about chocolate, but it will almost certainly be about food. The name of the blog is a triple play on words. 1. It's a nod to my training as a classical pianist. Among other fantastic accomplishments, J.S. Bach combined technical prowess with artistic inspiration and penned the 24 preludes & fugues that make up The Well-Tempered Clavier, Books I and II. 2. In order to behave properly, chocolate needs to be tempered. In a nutshell, tempering prompts the chocolate to assume its most stable crystalline form (beta prime, if you're interested) so that it is shiny, snappy, and as stable as it can be. 3. Depending on my mood and how we meet, you might agree that I'm well-tempered. Or not.

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