Places to Eat

Dining Destination: The Black Pig

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If you are looking for a winding road trip with culinary rewards at the end, or are heading to Old Tunnel State Park to see the bats emerge, try The Black Pig at 608 Alamo Road, in the Alamo Springs Community. Open for three years, this hilltop restaurant provides a protected outdoor dining experience with treats for your palate such as roasted garlic with goat cheese, blackened catfish hoagies, banana pudding, and fried cheese curds. Or, if you’re feeling like a personal food challenge, there’s the Petunia Burger, which is two hamburger patties topped with two slices of cheddar cheese, bacon, and all the fixings BETWEEN two grilled-cheese sandwiches INSTEAD of buns.

BYOB under shade

Photo: Honky Tonk Foodie

Food here is crafted with love and care; the tastes reflect true attention to flavor melding. All beef served here is from the owner’s grass fed livestock and there is a genuine connection with tasty vittles here. The Black Pig is open Friday through Monday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and is BYOB for beer, wine, and liquor. Shown below are the Turkey Breast and Cranberry Chutney sandwich and the Pulled Chicken, Bacon and Pepper Jack sandwich, with a side order of fries.

Delicious dining

Photo: Honky Tonk Foodie

Seating is available under the cedar pavilion wired with ceiling fans, or outside under the trees. A friendly groundskeeper kitty will greet you also! Order at the truck parked towards the back; enjoy appetizers and drinks or a full meal with dessert. This delightful stop is a culinary treat wrapped with a pretty drive.