Harnessing years of hospitality experience and a love of good food, great atmosphere and beautiful design, Christy Crawford and Eamonn James of Big Pig Little Pig bring American style canteen BBQ to the industrial area of Moorabbin.
While in recent years other businesses have flourished in the unique area, the consistent feedback from friends and family was that Moorabbin and local suburbs were still yearning for something more.
The specialised approach to food and the atmosphere that Big Pig Little Pig provides are key factors in the success of the eatery, which since it opened in December 2015 has become increasingly popular.
Wise words to those wanting to experience the delicious result of hours of smoked meats – get in early!
Popularity plus demand ensures that before the night is out, options are crossed off the board. Though bookings are recommended, Big Pig Little Pig pride themselves on being able to consistently seat every customer and also keep the converted warehouse canteen family-friendly.
Big Pig Little Pig truly is a labour of love and a reflection of generous open-mindedness. Kickstarted from a crowd funding campaign on Pozible, craft-beer loving folk raised enough for Big Pig Little Pig to install their own beer taps, having a literal flow-on effect of massive support for the microbreweries of Melbourne.
The difference of dining experience, a complementary fit when situated so close to Dakdak Café and Fat Bob’s Bar & Grill, makes for a curiosity and a puzzle.
With no wait staff or table service, patrons are invited to come up to the bar and kitchen to make their selection. While still intriguing and new, diners are embracing the unique approach of the American BBQ canteen and this foreshadows a change coming rapidly to the Australian shores, one that’s very much found a home amidst the factories of Moorabbin.
Words & Photos by Murphy Wood