In March 2016, The Hair Lobster swam into 900 NW 11th Ave., the expansive and notoriously difficult restaurant space in the Pearl District, formerly home to Jamison and Fenouil. The restaurant has since earned a reputation for serving way-out-of-the-box small plates, like a Cubano sandwich featuring lobster on vanilla cornbread, and last week, it launched lunch, with something it calls The Crying Pig pop-up.
The Crying Pig takes over The Hairy Lobster’s lounge area Wednesday through Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., to serve tacos, tortas, and enchiladas by executive chef David Root. Also find sides, like blackened jalapeno guacamole and a Texas version of warm, blackened tomato salsa and chips, and a small drink menu.
“David took inspiration from Mexican cuisine and from our experiences in Texas and New Mexico,” says co-owner and pastry chef Mellisa Root. “The tacos and fixings will utilize fresh, local, and organic produce, as well as meat from small producing ranches.”
The Crying Pig does not take reservations, but it will do to-go orders per request. Here’s what you’ll find on the menu this week: