Pig Ate My Pizza opened this week with all the fanfare expected of a Travail restaurant, but as the chef-run group of eateries does so well, things inside here go beyond expectations. In addition to pizzas, chef servers, the good time vibes Pig Ate My Pizza became known for in its original location, the new, expanded and remodeled location allows the chefs to flex a bit of culinary and brewer muscle with specialty beers and a tasting menu.
The new location is just down the street from its original spot, but the expanded square footage allows for way more seats, a screened in “porch” that overlooks Robbinsdale’s main street, complete with garage door windows that roll up, a huge bar stocked with all the top shelf goods plus two slushie machines, and a back seating area that will be reserved for the new tasting menus.
Along with the classic pizzas that the chefs are getting into brewing their own beer and are now pouring beers that were done in collaboration with area breweries like Insight, Fulton, Lakes and Legends, and Surly.
Many of those special beers are an optional additional cost pairing to the optional ticketed tasting menu. While the wings and pizza party takes place at the front of the restaurant, the back will be reserved by ticket, cost is $55-65, where diners are served a gorgeous array of courses. Decidedly pizza free, these dishes will change at the chef’s discretion, but might include things like angnolotti, a sippable bacon broth, fat slices of porchetta served in a thick tomatillo sauce, or creme anglaise dipped fruit, flash frozen in liquid nitrogen.
The new restaurant is part of a massive expansion happening in the Travail universe, the chef collective of which PAMP is a part. The crew just opened Minnesota BBQ Co. in Northeast a matter of weeks ago, is winding down the Travail Homage pop-up in Northeast, and constructing a new two-story with a rooftop deck Travail also in Robbinsdale. It’s been a lot of month for this team.
Pig Ate My Pizza is now open seven days a week, with carry-out options available.