Everyone’s got football fever with the Super Bowl almost here. Pig out on pork products while you count down to pigskin!
Scottsdale restaurant Pig & Pickle crafts great plates with pork shank, belly, shoulder and liver. 2922 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, 480.990.1407
Austin import Salty Sow gilds bone marrow with crispy bacon and sways an innocent farm salad with lardons. 4801 E. Cacus Rd., Phoenix, 602.795.9463
The Blind Pig spikes queso with chorizo (spicy ground pork) and packs a sandwich with carnitas (methodically browned pork). 3370 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, 480.994.1055
Breakfast beacon Oink Cafe does bacon eight ways, including sugar-cured, applewood-smoked and jalapeño-spiced. 4326 E. Cactus Rd., Phoenix, 602.404.6465
More thirsty than hungry? Have a beer with Phoenix hipsters at The Whining Pig, 1612 E. Bethany Home Rd., or with motorcycle enthusiasts at the Hammered Hog, 3128 E. Cactus Rd.