Open since: December 2007
Location: Honey Pig is located in Duluth
Hours: Honey Pig is open from 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Lunch is served until 3 p.m. weekdays.
Owners: John Lee and Paul Park, both of Duluth
Atmosphere: The Duluth restaurant is rustically upscale, with a contemporary design using mostly metals. Stacked cinder blocks are used to section off the main dining area of table seating, while booths line the right side wall and an area for larger parties is separated to the left.
At Honey Pig, most of the food is cooked at each table, where a heating mechanism is built into the center and a cast-iron lid is placed on top to cook the food.
Menu: Honey Pig offers a unique grilling experience. Written in Korean and English, the restaurant's menu is divided primarily into Korean barbecue meat options of pork, beef and seafood, all grilled on the cast-iron lid in front of customers. Each meat is served with rice paper, lettuce, kimchi (Korean cabbage), pickled jalapenos and onions, bean sprouts, pickled radish, scallion and lettuce salad with Korean dressing, dipping sauces and garlic, all of which can be combined in create-your-own meal option. Chilled kimchi soup is also served.
A popular dinner selection is the bulgogi, thinly sliced rib-eye marinated with a traditional Korean sauce.
Following the main dish, white rice is fried on the lid with bean sprouts, kimchi and onion, and Korean miso soup is served.
Honey Pig began offering lunch a few months ago and now offers specials for $4.95 and $6.95. Each selection is prepared in the restaurant's kitchen and include soups, meat and vegetable options.
Things you might not know: The restaurant is named for the sam-gyup-sal, its sliced pork belly, or honey pig.