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Cloning the Pig: Second Oinkster to Open in Hollywood

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Yesterday Eagle Rock's The Oinkster shouted out "See you in Hollywood!" on its facebook page. That's right, carnivorous fiends: Andre Guerrero is duplicating his highly-adored restaurant -- and we're pretty happy about it.

Guerrero has been pondering this expansion for awhile but got wind of a great location only recently; he signed the lease on a two-story, 4,000 square foot building on Vine Street north of Melrose just this week, according to a recent interview with LA Weekly.

Will this location be an exact replica of the original? Guerrero says some things will stay while others go. Of course their slow-roasted pork and pastrami options MUST come along for the ride, as will the ube milkshake (made with a purple tuber common in Filipino cooking). They will also continue to serve a variety of craft beers (can't get that an In N' Out, right?). The popular rotisserie chicken options will NOT make it to Hollywood, however, due to space limitations in the building.

Countless Angelenos will be waiting patiently for the doors to open, Mr. Guerrero. It's a bit early, but -- welcome to Hollywood!