Going whole hog with chef Justin Sutherland

Handsome Hog Chef Justin Sutherland talks heritage pork, whole-animal cuisine, and ramping up for Cochon555 Handsome Hog makes no bones about its commitment to whole-animal prep and decidedly pig-centric cuisine. So it makes sense that the Hog’s chef Justin Sutherland should make the list of standout Twin Cities-area chefs invited to compete in the Cochon555 […]

Malt Smoking with Handsome Hog and Tin Whiskers

They started smoking early on a Monday morning. In the parking lot behind the Rossmor Building, which houses Tin Whiskers Brewing, Joseph Pirri and Justin Sutherland from Handsome Hog, and Tin Whiskers brewer Derek Brown, watched over a gigantic smoker, set to 175 degrees. “Just hot enough to smoke,” Brown said, “not hot enough to roast.” Inside […]

Craft Cocktail: The Wisdom of J.J. Hill at Handsome Hog

“I want people to look at the list, know what they’re ordering, and just get a really solid drink,” says Trish Gavin. “Proper dilution, proper garnish, correct glassware, right ice: the fundamentals of a cocktail.” Gavin is heading up the drink list at Handsome Hog, the new Southern-inspired eatery on Mears Park in Lowertown St. […]

Craft Cocktail: Mint Juleps with Trish Gavin of Handsome Hog

“Fresh mint—very important,” says Trish Gavin, placing a julep tin on the bar of Handsome Hog. That’s where we’ll be watching the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, drinking Gavin’s mint juleps before singing “My Old Kentucky Home” at an uncomfortable volume. If you’re watching the Run For The Roses at home, you might consider a wheated bourbon […]

Handsome Hog brings ‘Bourbon and Smoke’ to Lowertown

This gem is opening next week! Come for the ???? short rib and stay for the ????cocktails. @handsome_hog #mysaintpaul pic.twitter.com/9CJfv0bG5W — Magdalene Nitschke (@HelloMagdalene) March 17, 2016 The tagline for Handsome Hog is “Bourbon and Smoke”, and the new eatery by Carol March (Public Kitchen + Bar) in the former Bin Wine Bar space features plenty […]