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Pig Out: Cochon 555 Coming to L.A. This Weekend

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Cochon 555 has been bringing its traveling circus of pork-fueled bliss around the country for five years running, and they're about to make their annual stop in Los Angeles this Sunday. The festival was originally created to promote a national conversation around the sustainable farming of heritage-breed pigs. But of course diners find that it ends up being a full-fledged porcine feast.

Competing at this year's competition at the House of Blues will be chefs Jet Tila of the Charleston, Joshua Whigham of the Bazaar, Gavin Lansdale of Ford's Filling Station, Ray Garcia of Fig, and the HOB'S own Sean Dent. They'll all be using whole heritage breed hogs from the SoCal area.

Each event challenges five local chefs to prepare a menu from the entirety of one 200 pound family-raised heritage breed of pig, nose-to-tail. Twenty judges and 400 guests help decide the winning chef by voting on the "best bite of the day".

The winner will be crowned the Prince of Porc and will compete at Grand Cochon event at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen on Sunday, June 16. Tickets are $125 inclusive of all you can drink libations, and you can get them here.