The Polite Pig to Open April 10 at Disney Springs Town Center

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On April 10, 2017, The Polite Pig in Town Center at Disney Springsâ„¢ at Walt Disney World® Resort will open, the newest concept for award-winning Orlando Chefs James and Julie Petrakis.The husband-wife team, also owners of The Ravenous Pig and Swine & Sons in Winter Park and Cask & Larder at Orlando International Airport, are opening this newest concept with James Petrakis’ brother Brian.

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The Polite Pig will feature “modern barbecue” in an open kitchen, with Southern sides like a tomato and watermelon salad, mac and cheese and smoked corn with lime butter. There will also be a solid selection of craft beers and cocktails, and a bourbon bar with more than 50 selections, from small batch bourbons to a Pappy Van Winkle 23-Year Family Reserve.

Most of the menu will be exclusive to The Polite Pig: modern barbecue with The Ravenous Pig twist, like the Southern Pig Sandwich with pulled pork off the smoker, apple slaw, mustard sauce and Duke’s mayo; peel-and-eat shrimp with bourbon-cocktail sauce, and crispy Brussels sprouts with whiskey caramel. A featured appetizer is the Hop Salt Pretzel with beer cheese fondue and IPA mustard. One of the highlighted sandwiches is the Salmon BLT with bacon jam, marinated tomato, romaine and aioli.

In addition to Cask & Larder Brewery brews on tap, there will be other Florida/domestic craft beers and five house cocktails on tap.

Ravenous Pig/Cask & Larder veterans Jared Thate and Allie Weldon will be at helm of the new restaurant, under Chef James Petrakis’ guidance and inspiration.

The location will have 190 seats, and the decor features whimsical pigs on various adventures. Rustic touches are used for custom featured art pieces. Large faded graphics also adorn the main wall of the space adding to the feel of the long-time family run business.

The restaurant will operate under the “fast-casual” concept, which means that you will place your order at the main counter, then servers will bring it to your table when it’s ready. The Polite Pig will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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