Tom Mylan, the King of Pig Roasting, Hosts Another One Next Friday

20081001-tom-piggy-roast.jpgThere are few things better in this world than pig roasts. Unless you're a vegetarian, maybe. And as noted in the New York Times today, few men know their way around a pig better than Tom Mylan, the butcher for Diner, Bonita, and Marlow & Sons. He'll spend all day Friday, October 10th, nurturing a heritage hog from Fleisher's into juicy perfection for the Big Brooklyn Pig Roast at the Yard in Carroll Gardens.

In addition to benefiting your tummy, the feast will benefit the New Farmers Development Project, a Greenmarket program that educates and supports immigrants who want to start local agricultural endeavors.

Like the pig roast Mylan hosted earlier this summer, he'll go for a pig taco approach, mixing up his homemade salsa recipes with roasted corn, greens, beans, rice, and fresh tortillas. For dessert, an apple crisp topped with cinnamon ice cream from another Brooklyn local favorite, Blue Marble Ice Cream. And it wouldn't be Brooklyn without an esoteric craft beer (Sixpoint's Hop Obama on tap) and jams described as "hillbilly stomp."

Doors will open at 6 PM, but the porkiness won't start until 7:30ish PM. Tickets are $32 in advance or $40 at the door. The Yard is located at 388-400 Carrol Street in Brooklyn (map).

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