My team went to Swine and Sow on Friday January 16. There were 9 of us. We’d been there a couple times before and had enjoyed it quite a bit. This time, our service was worth complaining about. Initial service was great, but it took forever for the server to finally take our order… and then to finally bring the bill after the plates were cleared. We had never had such slow service there before. However, once the order was placed, our food came out pretty quickly – I think the kitchen is pretty awesome – it’s always timely, even when packed.
I had the Swine Burger: ground house cured belly & back bacon, pig cheese, Lee & Perrins aioli, and a crusty kaiser for $19. I had the fries (BTW, their fries are huge! More like roasted potatoes… and I think I got two potatoes worth!). They just need to provide more ketchup! I figured I’d give this burger one more chance; the first time I had it in 2014, the top of the bun crumbled off and it was messy to eat. The bun stayed intact this time! The sandwich is quite enjoyable, although it’s a fair amount of somewhat salty pork. A beer would have been great with it, but I was on a work lunch so could not imbibe LOL. I don’t think the Swine Burger is something you could have regularly, but I would recommend giving it a shot as it’s fairly unique.
My co-workers all enjoyed their food as well. Although, I had to laugh when my friend was upsold to add scallops to her Prawn Carbonara – 4 scallops turned out to be $11, making it a $30 plate of pasta for lunch.
Swine and Sow is a good place to go for a business lunch – it’s not too loud, and the food is quick to arrive once ordered.