Disney Springs is about to get a new “Modern Barbecue” eating establishment which will provide a fast-casual location for guests to grab some delicious wood-smoked and grilled fare items. The Polite Pig will open April 10 in Town Center and serve up featured items 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. There’s even a sauce bar to top off your selections featuring 7 different types of sauces.
The Polite Pig is owned by husband-and-wife team James and Julie Petrakis. The Orlando Chefs also own the Ravenous Pig and Swine & Sons in Winter Park and Cask & Larder at Orlando International Airport. Their hope is to represent the atmosphere found at these restaurants in a new environment.
“We’ll have 190 seats, and the décor pays homage to the beloved swine of The Polite Pig, as well as antiquity. Whimsical pigs on various adventures can be seen throughout the space, and 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,” says Julie.
Southern sides found on the menu include a tomato and watermelon salad, mac and cheese and smoked corn with lime butter. For those looking for an adult beverage, the restaurant will serve Cask & Larder Brewery beers, Florida/domestic craft beers, 5 cocktails on tap and also an extensive Bourbon Bar with more than 50 selections.