The Unbearable Banishment: Come N' Get It

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Come N' Get It

Here's what you can order at Wildwood Barbecue on Park Avenue and 18th St.

For real. All you need to do is call a couple of days ahead of time and cough up either $400 or $650 (depending on how big of a pig you need) and they'll wheel this bad boy right up to your table and carve it in front of you and your horrified guests. It's got an apple in its mouth and two cherry tomatoes in its eye sockets. You can't see it in this pic but the tongue is hanging out of its mouth.

Look, I'm a meat eater and I always will be, but when I saw this photo in this week's Time Out New York, I almost heaved into my keyboard. I can eat bacon and pork chops because it doesn't look like a pig. A juicy porterhouse doesn't look like a cow. But this? Eww. No, thank you.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

High priced road kill.

October 19, 2008 at 10:08 PM  
Blogger Digital Fortress said...

Part of my Cuban legacy, my father and uncles would cook up Lechon Asado (Roast Pig) when the family would all get together. It was delicious with congri and yucca.

Didn't look anything like that devil pig though.

October 19, 2008 at 10:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it looks charred

October 20, 2008 at 4:49 AM  
Blogger sid said...

Not only that but the pig looks ... the skin looks very taunt ... reminds me of a bat.

October 20, 2008 at 9:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They finally caught that Toad creature from the first Ghostbusters film. Dibs on the drumstick.

October 20, 2008 at 2:13 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

annie: Hey, you’re not talking about bacon are you? Because I love bacon.

digital: That sounds delicious. Do I have to look at it or can you just bring a plate to my table?

Nurse: Looks, nothing. It IS charred!

sid: Holy cow! You’re right! It really does look like roasted bat!

sonny: And on the desert menu: one of the aliens from “Independence Day.”

October 21, 2008 at 7:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pig Roasts are a weekly event here in middle-america! "Pig Pickins" are the party to be at in the carolinas, too!

Me? i like my meat processed beyond all recognition, thankyouverymuch. i don't eat lobster, softshell crab or anything that has eyes. Thanksgiving turkey makes my brain melt if i've prepared the turkey and seen the little feather-ports on the skin... Blech...

October 23, 2008 at 8:54 PM  

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