Financial guy turned pitmaster Tyson Ho is planning to open a giant Carolina-style whole hog barbecue joint in Bushwick. Ho, who apprenticed with Ed Mitchell at The Pit in Raleigh, N.C., got his start with Hog Days of Summer, a series of whole hog parties he hosted at John Brown Smokehouse last summer. Now he plans to turn the same kind of communal pig picking party into a restaurant.
The new barbecue and beer hall on Morgan Avenue will include a massive outdoor space for smoking on-site. Besides the communal hog (still a rarity in New York's barbecue scene), it will also offer various country hams from across the U.S. in order to "to establish ourselves as a church of pork." The restaurant is still unnamed, although Ho went by Arrogant Swine at his summer roasts. Expect this picking party to be up and running by summer.
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