Going Local: Pig & A Jelly Jar

With southern charm, local attitude, and great food, Pig & A Jelly Jar delights all bites. Photo credit: 10best.com
With southern charm, local attitude, and great food, Pig & A Jelly Jar delights all bites. Photo credit: 10best.com

Nestled on a street corner near downtown is a small establishment. It’s not much to look at initially, it seems, but a closer glance is not only revealing, it’s fully merited. Pig & A Jelly Jar is a funky, charming restaurant full of southern flavor and charm, with local attitude and fantastic food.

Founded by a restauranteur from the south who now calls Utah home, Pig & A Jelly Jar is a newcomer to the Salt Lake City dining scene. After a fire within its first year of operation, the business rebuilt the destroyed section of the building and kept on moving forward. This did not stop them from starting to serve up great food.

The restaurant sources from local growers and producers and does all of their work in-house. Their orange juice, for example? Fresh-squeezed.

Everything on the menu is available at all business hours, and they have a great special on Thursday evenings. A particular favorite is a Pennsylvania Dutch and soul food hallmark: chicken and waffles. This is a staple in southern cuisine, originally sourced from the Belgian/German influence in New York and Philadelphia as well as African-American heritage and culinary history. The rendition at Pig & A Jelly Jar is definitely worth a try. And by the way, it’s the aforementioned Thursday evening special.

We at VIP Limousine, love to highlight what our other local businesses offer, and Pig & A Jelly Jar has become a favorite amongst our staff and families. Give them a try and be prepared to be blown away by one of the best restaurants in Salt Lake City. They also have a new location in downtown Ogden with the same charm and menu, beginning to spread the gospel of southern food along the Wasatch Front.

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