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Pig Roasts in Northern Virgina-Who Does it?

Chilly21 May 3, 2010 05:49 PM

I am looking for catering places that do pig roasts in Northern VA, don't really need any additional catering, just the pig! Even it's just a couple of guys with their own gear or a BBQ restaurant, we'll take it! Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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    ivysmom RE: Chilly21 May 3, 2010 06:02 PM

    This is no help, I'm sure, but the only place I've ever seen anyone advertise that they do pig roasts is a guy in Shrewsbury, PA. Make sure whoever you get knows what they're doing, some family friends did their own once and that pig was NOT COOKED. I know trichinosis is not much of a worry these days, but I still want my pork cooked a bit more than our friends did for that pig. Fun though.

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      ktmoomau RE: ivysmom May 3, 2010 06:11 PM

      What about B'z BBQ now in Paeonian Spring Grocery? They used to be Mighty Midget BBQ and were very good

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      jaydreb RE: Chilly21 May 4, 2010 07:02 AM

      I believe Backyard BBQ in Arlington does this. Never tried it though.


      1. woodleyparkhound RE: Chilly21 May 17, 2010 12:46 PM

        Ron Love did this for a work function that I organized two years ago and it was delicious. I would highly recommend him. He sells BBQ from his smoker during the summer on H St. NE. I would describe him as a high level hobbyist and a small business entrepreneur. As of two years ago, he could be reached by email at <ronnielove at comcast.net>. He also does sides and other grilled foods.

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          ClevelandDave RE: woodleyparkhound May 18, 2010 09:58 AM

          I want a name like Ron Love... sounds very, discoish.

          My butcher and more sells whole pigs special order... they may know someone who can do the job for you:



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            ChoppinBroccoli RE: ClevelandDave May 19, 2010 01:54 PM

            Went to a backyard BBQ in DC and it was catered by Rocklands BBQ. They had an entire roasted pig, and they tore it apart for everyone to make pulled pork sandwiches. It was really awesome. A bit too visual for some, but super cool. I imagine they would cater to N Virg as well.

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              Tacoman RE: ChoppinBroccoli May 30, 2010 06:26 PM

              yep, I was at Rocklands the other day, and they do do whole pig... it's per person and they figure how big a hog to do based on how many people there will be.

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                ospreycove RE: ChoppinBroccoli Sep 7, 2010 02:47 PM

                "Too visual for some" Were you with a styrofoam boat in the supermarket crowd?

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            2ChowHounds RE: Chilly21 Jun 2, 2010 07:47 AM

            Lakeside Caterers specializes in whole Pig Roasts. They slow cook it all night and then bring it to your location. (not as messy as cooking it right in your driveway)
            They can send all the sides plus servers/carvers or just the pig.
            They do BBQ (pulled pork) for smaller crowds, too.
            Lakeside Caterers in Culpeper, VA. 540-825-5877

            1. ClevelandDave RE: Chilly21 Aug 6, 2010 09:20 AM

              I saw a couple of tasty whole pigs last week waiting to be picked up at XO Taste in Falls Church, FYI..

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                henmonster RE: Chilly21 Aug 6, 2010 12:52 PM

                if you ever want non-BBQ style pig roast, you can purchase one through Mark's Duck House in Falls Church. Amazing cracklin.

                Mark's Duck House
                6184 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22044

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                  ClevelandDave RE: henmonster Aug 9, 2010 12:23 PM

                  When was the last time you were at MDH? There are a few threads on this out there, about how they've gone downhill in the past couple years. Would love to hear if they've come back up, but last few times were fairly bad.

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                    tbantug RE: ClevelandDave Aug 20, 2010 10:34 AM

                    There are a lot of Asian/Filipino restaurants that do a "lechon" style pig roast, which is very, very good. Crispy skin and moist, succulent pork, eaten with "Mang Tomas" lechon sauce, available at any Asian/Filipino market. Try Mark's Duck House, Fortune (I think) and Marco Polo, among others. Good stuff!!!

                    Mark's Duck House
                    6184 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22044

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                  Geeyore RE: Chilly21 Sep 5, 2010 05:31 AM

                  Saigon Market at Eden Center in Seven Corners.

                  Go to the back meat counter, there are usually several hanging there but you'll have to order one in advance if want a whole pig (roast pig is called "heo quay" in Vietnamese, pronounced like "hey-o why").

                  I've judged BBQ in Georgia and Memphis, and although these are not the same smokey taste of a hickory-smoked whole hog, these are pretty darned good whole hog alternatives.

                  Eden Center
                  Falls Church, VA, USA, Falls Church, VA

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                    fraser RE: Chilly21 Sep 7, 2010 02:43 PM

                    Ecofriendly Foods does a great one - www.ecofriendly.com

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