Bink's Midtown to Host All-You-Can-Eat Pig's Head Party
You've had plenty of opportunity to pig out on the Bink's Midtown patio. For more than a year now, the central Phoenix restaurant courtesy of James Beard Award-nominated chef Kevin Binkley has been hosting weekly whole pig roasts with themes that change from week to week.
Courtesy of David Zickl Chef Kevin Binkley at the Bink's Midtown bar.
Earlier this year we even took you behind-the-scenes to show you how the restaurant preps and roasts a whole pig.
But this upcoming party will be different. Instead of offering diners meat from the whole animal, chef Binkley will be showcasing meat strictly from the animal's head. That means everything from cheeks to snout -- and yes, even eyeballs.
It may sound like an unappealing meal to some, but Binkley's not the only chef in town who's out to open our eyes to the delicious potential a pig's head can hold.
See also: How to Roast a Pig with Bink's Midtown
The all-you-can-eat Pig's Head Party will take place on Sunday, August 3 at Bink's Midtown. Admission to the event, which runs from noon to 4 p.m., costs $24.95 a person.
Guests will be able to taste a variety of dishes made from pig's head sourced from a local Phoenix butcher shop. Chef Binkley has been experimenting with the best ways to prepare a pig's head and the process he's perfected includes brining, braising, slow-roasting and glaze.
In addition to the all-you-can-eat menu, guests can look forward to $2 brown bag beers, and happy hour pricing on all cocktails, wine, draft and bottled beer.
All-You-Can-Eat Pig's Head Party Menu
Slow-Roasted Local Pig Heads
Pig Head & Roasted Chili Skillet Corn Bread
Corn on the Cob with Chipotle Lime Butter
Black-Eyed Pea Succotash
Mustard Seed Coleslaw
Mama's Potato Salad
Drunken Ranch Beans
Parker House Rolls
Taco Garnish Station
If you can't make it to the Bink's Midtown party, you'll still have plenty of opportunity to pig out on a pig's head.
Chef Cullen Campbell of Crudo will soon be launching a new menu that will include the option for diners to order a whole roasted pig head with accompaniments -- think, ricotta, arugula, house made marmellata, and grilled Noble Bread. Crudo's pig head, which will be brined and roasted, will cost $60 and will require 72 hour notice. It will serve between two and eight people -- as a meal for two, or a shared appetizer for larger parties.
Stay turned for more information about the new Crudo menu. For reservations to the All-You-Can-Eat Pig's Head Party call Bink's Midtown at 602-388-4874.