PigWizard is a sandwich shop with a storied address: Cannery Row in Monterey, California.
Specialties include Porchetta Sandwich, Sausage Sandwich, Porchetta Poutine and other pork-based treats.
While you can’t get a sandwich shipped to you, you can buy the house-made sausage and bacon online.
And the house-made, air-fried pork rinds (chicharrónes), made from pork skin with the attached fat removed.
We respect the savory versions, Pork rinds are great with beer and soft drinks.
In addition to snacking, we have always liked the traditional rinds as a garnish on salads (photo #4), as a crunch factor on burgers and sandwiches, and (no kidding) with a spicy dip or even ketchup.
But the sweet versions, delightfully seasoned, keep the palate dancing.
And we can adventure forth with new pairings.
We used the Sweet Heat and Beer Bacon Caramel as a topping on chocolate ice cream, served Thai Tea Caramel with a cup of tea, served them all with hot chocolate, and included them on a platter of cookies.
Savory or sweet, PigWizard pork rinds are sure to please the snacker and food adventurer: crispy, crunchy air-fried pork rinds in fab flavors.
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Jonathan Christopher Roberts began learning butchery at the Monte Vista Market in 2000, after moving to California from his home state of Georgia.
He had dropped out of high school at 16, began working in kitchens, and quickly realized that to be a better chef, he would have to learn butchery.
As a kid growing up, his mom and grandparents always had gardens, and canned and preserved fruits and vegetables. But Jonathan lacked the same kind of early experience with meat.
“After a couple of years as an apprentice metal sculptor,” he says, “I found myself in California, and shortly after moving I was breaking down sides of beef and whole lamb. I loved it.”
You never know where the road will take you, but we hope that it will take us to Monterey, where we can have some of those great pork sandwiches.
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