August is shaping up to be pigout month on Long Island.
On Sunday, Tellers Chophouse in Islip is throwing its second annual pig roast. Executive chef Edward Villatoro will be spit-roasting a small drift of pigs (yes, young pigs come in drifts) and promises “all the pork you can handle.” Also on the menu: leg of lamb, chipotle-barbecue beef short ribs, beer-braised sauerkraut and sides including corn on the cob, coleslaw and seafood salad. To wash it down, $5 pours of Montauk beer and Raphael wine.
The event runs from 1 to 4 p.m. at Tellers, 605 Main St., Islip; 631-277-7070, tellerschophouse.com
Tickets are $75 and can be purchased online at brgroup.biz
In the event of rain, Tellers will announce cancellation on its website and Facebook page. The rain date is Sunday, Aug. 14.
But wait there’s more. Mirabelle in Stony Brook presents its fifth annual pig roast on Friday, Aug. 19. Chef Guy Reuge is roasting heritage breed (Yorkshire) suckling pigs from an Iowa cooperative. In addition there will be barbecued spare ribs, Southern fried chicken, shrimp cocktail, macaroni and cheese, tomato-mozzarella salad, local greens with mustard vinaigrette, Virginia grits with bacon, berry shortcake, ice cream, watermelon and more. To drink: unlimited wine, beer and sangria. Live music, too.
The roast starts at 6 p.m. at the restaurant, located in The Three Village Inn, 150 Main St., Stony Brook; 631-751-0555, mirabelletavern.com
Tickets are $58 for adults, $20 for children younger than 12.