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There are few things in life that can match the near-perfect taste of a whole, slow-roasted pig. On Friday, May 2 in the alley between E. 10th St. and E. 11th St., the intoxicating smell of roasted pork will fill the air as TerraMae Appalachian Bistro hosts an “old-fashioned” Appalachian Pig Pickin’.
The alley behind the restaurant, which is actually called Custom Street, will be blocked off and turned into a wonderland of Appalachian food, expertly prepared by Chef Shelley Cooper, and bluegrass music performed by local favorites Old Time Travelers.
A whole hog takes time to cook, one succulent drip at a time. This gives Chef Cooper and her team time to cook up sides such as Apple Cider & TN Honey Slaw, New Potato Salad, Sliced Vine Ripe Tomatoes & Vidalias and Deviled Eggs.
Bartender extraordinaire and mixologist Justin Stamper will have Whiskey Snow Cones on hand as well as a specialty cocktail, a keg of local beer and all of the items from TerraMae’s drink menu.
Tickets are $20 for dinner and one drink (although you know you’ll be hitting those Whiskey Snow Cones between beers) and kids 12 and younger can eat for $5 with free lemonade to drink.
Follow the smell of freshly roasted pig after you’re done with Nightfall on Friday night and come over to TerraMae for some great food from one of Chattanooga’s best chefs, fun music and a tasty beer or cocktail.