Pigs have never been more popular. They’re appearing on menus and fueling concepts at a record pace, entrepreneurs are hosting pig-focused events like Cochon 555, and a cottage industry has sprouted up to portray the prized animal in an often artistic light, not only to help market the meat, but also to celebrate this glorious animal. I already posted Pig Image Gallery and Pig Image Gallery (Part 2) and plan to add to this gallery as I encounter more inspiring porcine imagery.
Karen Klemens relies on cows to produce market-driven ice cream at Mother Moo Creamery in Sierra Madre, but pigs still managed to sneak into the décor.
Shirokiya is a branch of Japan’s oldest department store located in Honolulu’s massive Ala Moana Center. They feature a two-story food court, including booths devoted to individual animals, including Pork.
The Modern Honolulu housed a boutique shop with a row of shimmering pig statuettes who looked like they were ready to hit Waikiki’s clubs.
One of my only Hawaiian regrets – if you could even call it that – was not eating at Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin, which offers six grades of [fried] Kurobuta pork in Waikiki.
Tijuana’s Avenida Revolución cuts through the border city’s downtown tourist zone, and it’s also the home to Porky’s Place, a building with a 3D pig head.
Fluff Ice is fairly new to Monterey Park, and they feature shaved ice desserts, plus a couple kid-friendly figurines near the register, including a pig.
Mercado Olympic, a weekend Mexican market in DTLA, is a good place to find a pig piñata.
Zingerman’s, the legendary Michigan food business that began with a deli, offers a bacon of the month club called Bacon All-Stars, which includes a pig diagram with bacon details and cooking instructions.
Zuny crafts synthetic leather animals, including a handsome wild boar.
Myung Dong Donkasu specializes in tonkatsu in L.A.’s Koreatown.