Behold, The Oinkster's Newest Secret Menu Item Has Arrived
Psst... The Oinkster has a new item on its secret menu that launched today: Piggy Rings.
It's a play on their Piggy Fries, which are basically like In-N-Out's "animal style" items, where the fries are covered in cheese, Thousand Island dressing, and caramelized onions. But as you might have guessed it, The Oinkster's taken it up a notch and replaced the fries with gigantic, battered onion rings. Yes, you're getting a double helping of onions, served two different ways. It also comes with some garlicky aioli sauce just in case you need more calories. (This is not first date food.)
For the sake of the LAist team, I did some "investigative eating" this afternoon after being tipped off by the Tweet below. When I ordered the Piggy Rings, the cashier told me that I was the the first one to order it at the restaurant, so I guess they were pretty serious about keeping it hush hush. (They're only serving it at the Hollywood location, not the Eagle Rock one.)
And although I was a bit skeptical at first that adding onion rings would make a difference to a familiar dish, I have to say that it was actually delicious and worth trying. The sweetness of the onions complemented all the toppings. And it's kind of the perfect bite to tackle the late night munchies.
The Oinkster is located at 776 Vine St. in Hollywood, (323) 536-9248. Piggy Rings cost $5.50.