The pig is getting bigger in Baton Rouge.
City Pork Kitchen & Pie opened Wednesday morning.
Managers present said they wouldn’t call it a grand opening, but just “the first day of business.” Hours are 6 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Over the past week, the restaurant located at 6721 Exchequer Drive has held a soft opening to work out the kinks.
The new City Pork offers breakfast and lunch dishes, as well as daily specials. Of course, there are also pies.
Breakfast is served until 10:30 a.m. For the morning course, patrons can have breakfast sandwiches, signature plates and omelettes. The plates category includes heavy-hitters like a fried pork chop, served with two eggs, and the grits bowl with pulled pork, BBQ butter, pickled onions and fried egg.
Daily lunch specials include red beans and rice and crispy chicken dinner on Mondays; fried bone-in chicken and a brisket plate on Tuesdays; chicken and dumplings and blackened catfish on Wednesdays; smoked chicken fried steak and a pig platter on Thursdays; and stuffed catfish, shrimp Creole and pork pot pie on Fridays.
Patrons can also expect City Pork sandwich favorites like the Big Pig (a pork shoulder sandwich) and the Big BLT as well as a hot sausage po-boy and a grilled cheese with smoked tomato soup.
City Pork Kitchen & Pie also offers hamburgers, entreés like BBQ ribs and salads.
For dessert, you’re having pie. At $3 a slice, the restaurant is currently offering strawberry, buttermilk chess, apple, chocolate and coconut cream, and bourbon pecan.
You might know the location as the former Exchequer Restaurant. The restaurant has been redone with wood interiors to give it a City Pork feel, according to co-owner Stephen Hightower.
This is third City Pork concept to hit Baton Rouge in as many years. City Pork Deli & Charcuterie opened on Hollydale Avenue in Dec. 2013, and the Brasserie & Bar on Jefferson Highway opened Dec. 2014.
For more information, call (225) 248-6453 or visit citypork.com.