It seems we've already found a theme for the week: Heritage Pig Breeds and the People Who Love Them. The Willamette Week's Kelly Clark has the scoop on a bizarre altercation that took place last Sunday night after the hoity-toity pig throwdown Cochon 555, leading to the arrest of chef Eric Bechard and Cochon 555 organizer Brady Lowe.
Ostensibly, the whole ruckus stems from bitterness over that Iowa pig, but I'm guessing it has something to do with Cochon 555's third five: the quintet of wineries offering tastes of their wares at the event. I imagine this is more about drunkenness and anger issues than about passion for local pork. Maybe it's time for someone to seek help.
I'd be remiss not to mention that the Iowa pig became, by all reports, delicious vittles at the hands of chef Jason Barwikowski of Olympic Provisions. You should go congratulate him and order something tasty. His passion for pork actually creates something worthwhile: gorgeous charcuterie.