The People's Pig was once just an internationally known food cart, but now owner Cliff Allen also has a permanent home for his smoker: A space on N. Williams Avenue that used to house Tropicana BBQ. (The revamp is hard to miss with the big, black and blue pig logo on the side of the building.) The space is quaint and cozy: A large, axe-adorned, white-brick oven holds court in the center of the room, surrounded by a red countertop with stool seating. For now, the meats are being smoked outside over oak, but soon the barbecuing will commence in the behemoth inside.
Cliff's NoPo options differ from the food cart, which is still up and running at 10th Avenue and Washington, and the small chalkboard menu is simple, with meats (smoked fried chicken, pork shoulder, or ribs) — all of which can be ordered in sandwich or plate form — and side options (potato or mac salad, coleslaw, and beans). The People's Pig brick-and-mortar spot opened this week.
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