Two local businesses—Linden Street Brewery and Chop Bar—came together in Oakland Sunday for their annual pig roast celebration, held on the third Sunday of every month between April and September. Dynamic, an Oakland based band, performed throughout the evening.
The four pigs they roasted came from Langley Farm in Petaluma, about 50 miles north of Oakland. Chefs at Chop Bar received the hogs two days before the roast, putting them in big white coolers while brining then for two days with a mix of salt, sugar, spices and orange juice to tenderize the meat. The pigs were then placed in the “La Caja China,” a Chinese roasting box made out of wood and stainless steel, until the meat was falling from the bone. The meat was then chopped on site, and hungry spectators could plate their roasted pork with potato salad, fresh arugula, asparagus and cornbread along with a selection of Linden Street beer and wine from the East Bay’s Periscope Cellars.