Memphis' Hog And Hominy Opening Butcher Shop Next Door

Who knew that pasta and poutine would mesh so well together? Michael Hudman and Andy Ticer found success when they opened up Hog and Hominy in 2012 — a seamless fusion of Southern comfort food and Italian classics. Now the team has announced that they will be expanding into the storefront next door to open up Porcellino, which will be a butcher shop. "Porcellino" means little piglet in Italian, so we're guessing the new spot will be tugging at the Italian heart of Hog and Hominy.

Hog and Hominy has received accolades from GQ on their 12 Most Outstanding Restaurants of 2013 list, was one of Bon Appetit's best new restaurants, and was a semifinalist for a James Beard award last year.

The announcement about the butcher shop was made at the LeBon Appetit benefit this past weekend. No further details are available yet, but The Daily Meal will post them as soon as they are. 

Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi