The Whole Hog is a sandwich shop that S found on Yelp by searching for “pulled pork”. We’ve been really craving pulled pork ever since our trip to North Carolina in April. The Whole Hog boasts a “Carolina-style” pulled pork sandwich, and while I’m generally skeptical of Southern food in California, we decided to give it a try. Our friend A tagged along, too!
The restaurant is located in a small lot on Park Blvd. It was small and unassuming, yet quite charming in its own way.
We were given a quick introduction to the menu and settled on a few items to try:
The pork belly tacos were a recent addition to the menu, I believe. The pork belly was cut into bite-sized chunks and were quite tender. I liked the pico de gallo and smoked salsa – the flavors complemented the pork belly quite nicely – but the cotija cheese and avocado crema were actually a tad overwhelming.
We learned that they actually use a South Carolinian mustard-based BBQ sauce for this pulled pork. …