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Flying Pig Truck Lands Little Tokyo Brick-and-Mortar Spot, Plans June Opening
From the streets to, well, just one street, the Flying Pig Truck has announced they will be setting up shop in Little Tokyo with a permanent restaurant space. The Flying Pig Café is the truck's chef and owner Joe Kim's first brick-and-mortar endeavor, and is slated to open in June.
The Flying Pig Café menu will showcase the same Asian and Pacific Rim flavors and the fun items that truck customers have been enjoying, like the Pork Belly Bun, their sliders, carnitas, as well as new menu items blending Asian ingredients, flavors, and cooking styles with other cuisines, like Duck Fried Rice, Korean Hot Wings, Thai Beef Salad, BBQ and Pulled Chicken.
It's not just that the truck's menu will be sold in a fixed space, though. Portions larger than those served on the truck will be available, as well as more street eats inspired from the truck world. As a special the Café will have an advanced special order "Whole Butt" dish that feeds up to eight, which is, as the name suggests, and entire sweet-glazed roasted pork butt. Plus: Beer and wine!
So far, the Flying Pig is only one of a small few trucks venturing into the brick-and-mortar realm. With the food truck market over-saturated, perhaps this is the new resultant trend.