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Pig: A Restaurant — Food for Laughs

Lauren Conlin Adams talks pork in Pig: A Restaurant (Photo by Sarah Gainer)

If you’re a foodie — some Eat: Los Angeles readers might relate — it’s not just a meal, it’s a lifestyle — the obscure, sustainable, produce sources, the celebrity chefs, the reality show meltdowns, the food porn photos.

New York food culture insiders Leila Cohan-Miccio (a former editor at New York Magazine-owned Grub Street  food blog) and Lauren Conlin Adams (a “front-of-house” veteran of  NY “it” restaurants like Balthazar) skewer all of the above and more in Pig: The Restaurant.

Conceived over a “long, wine-fueled talk” at an oyster bar by writer Cohan-Miccio and performer Adams , the one-woman show, directed by Caitlin Bitzegaio, invites guests to the “opening party” for “Brooklyn’s porkiest new restaurant”.

Pig: the Restaurant debuted last fall at Upright Citizens Brigade New York, where Cohan-Miccio, Adams, and Bitzegaio write, perform, and teach, so expect Grade A comedy chops as well as Michelin-starred gastronomy references .    The carnivore-themed comedy  is playing two nights only at Upright Citizens Brigade in Hollywood.

Bacon-infused bourbon, anyone?

(PIG: THE RESTAURANT –Thursday, January 26 at 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, February  2nd at 7:00 p.m.; $5 –  Upright Citizens Brigade, 5919 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles, 9008;  323.908.8702;  http://losangeles.ucbtheatre.com/shows/view/2850)



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