Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Whatcha Got In The Trunk? A Whole Pig?

A lot o' people don't realize what's really going on. They view life as a bunch o' unconnected incidents 'n things. They don't realize that there's this, like, lattice o' coincidence that lays on top o' everything.
Give you an example; show you what I mean: suppose you're thinkin' about a plate o' shrimp. Suddenly someone'll say, like, plate, or shrimp, or plate o' shrimp out of the blue, no explanation. No point in lookin' for one, either. It's all part of a cosmic unconciousness.
                   -- Miller

No point in looking for that plate of shrimp.  But if you start thinking about a whole pig, you're in luck.

I first noticed whole pigs at Laurel Meat Market, which actually needs two days notice to get you one.  They just have a sign offering pigs.  From 35 to 200 pounds.  That's a huge barbecue if you're cooking up a 200-pound pig.

Then I stopped at Kloby's Smokehouse and saw that folks without a pit in their backyard can have the whole pig experience as well.  Kloby's has got 'em and will smoke 'em, then offer them up with side dishes, paper plates and delivery.  Pigs are "market price."  A deluxe pig roast -- which comes with smoked BBQ chicken, beans, cole slaw, rolls and more -- is $16 a person with a 50-person minimum.

I'm sure that I'll see whole pigs everywhere now.  No explanation.  No point in looking for one.

Bonus points if you know what was in the trunk.  You don't want to look in there.


Anonymous said...

Asia Supermarket, just inside the beltway on US 40 in Catonsville, will do a whole roast pig to order too.

Fred said...

Nice Repo Man tie in!! Brings back some college memories and makes me want to listen to 'Pablo Picasso.'

HowChow said...

Well the girls would turn the color
Of the avacado when he would drive
Down their street in his El Dorado
He could walk down you street
And girls could not resist his stare
Pablo Picasso never got called an . . .

Ah, the music that sinks in deep just because you're 15.

Anonymous said...

We got a whole pig for my son's 1st birthday. It was a huge hit and we are thinking about doing it again this year. I think it was around $200 from a Filipino store.

HowChow said...

@Anon -- Cooked pig? The Filipino store on Rte 198 in Laurel?

Anonymous said...

As for a reason - Recently on an episode of the Real Housewives of Miami, a couple featured on the show went to a farm, picked out a pig and had it slaughtered while they waited. They then took the pig home where the husband began the Cuban-Style cooking process. Seems like this is very popular in other parts of the world, and now perhaps, our part of the world.
Or just coincidence.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, cooked pig. This was 2 years ago when they were under different management. I think it was a cousin or something of the owner who did it.

Fred said...

"well he was only 5 foot 3
but girls could not resist his stare"

I can't remember how much I paid for a bottle of wine I bought three days ago but I can remember lyrics I havent heard in 20 years!

leah said...

My brother ordered a whole small pig at the butchers in Oella last Christmas. The pig was too big to fit in a regular home oven. So the poor pig had to be cut in half and baked in two batches. Pretty good, but the skin was not crunchy enough.

Years ago, I sat next to a Filipino guy on a plane coming back to BWI. He says he has a business that roasts whole pigs for parties. He gave me a card but I lost it. Don't know if he's still in business.