Swine Time

The Salty Sow’s robust cuisine wallows in the Southern part of Texas’s culinary heritage.

Pigs, pigs, everywhere! Concrete pigs loll about in the planters out front. Paintings of sultry sows hang on the walls, and a well-bristled member of the genus Sus squints nearsightedly from the restaurant’s sign. Pig figurines (or is that pigurines?) line shelves in the back room. There are swinish screen savers at the servers’ stations, and pig silhouettes adorn the business cards. This East Austin restaurant has gone whole hog with its decor and even more so with its menu. While I awaited my Hogwash cocktail (rum, watermelon, pineapple mint, lime), I did some counting. Of 35 savory, i.e.,

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