Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Proper Pig Smokehouse

With only two restaurants left to go on the 2017 To Dine Challenge list, Mr. H and I headed to The Proper Pig Smokehouse in Lakewood last week.
This fast casual spot offers a handful of sandwiches, like The Proper Slopper ($12), piled high with chopped beef brisket, pulled pork, Texas hot link sausage, maple bacon BBQ sauce and coleslaw. It comes with your choice of side. It isn't a great way to sample their meats, if you're a first-timer, since it mashes them all up on one sandwich. But, Mr. H threw caution to the wind and went for it.
I stuck with the best option for trying their meats, a Combo Platter. I opted for Two Meats and One Side ($12) and added on three ribs for $3.
I was glad that I did, because the ribs ended up being my favorite of the ribs, brisket, and pulled pork. The brisket took second place for me. While the other two were tender and smokey, the ribs just had a perfect bark and fell right off the bone. I had the Beans and the CLE Potato Salad (made with Stadium Mustard) for my sides, and I would recommend not skipping the potato salad.

Lots of takeout orders going by as we dined in, so it's a great place to grab some grub for home or to pop in for a quick bite. They now have a second location in Mentor as well.

The Proper Pig Smokehouse
17100 Detroit Road
Lakewood, OH 44107

9582 Diamond Centre Drive
Mentor, OH 44060