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Whole pig roast at Posto.
Whole pig roast at Posto.
Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal

The Whole Hog: Where to Feast on Roasted Animals

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Whole pig roast at Posto.
| Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal

For The Five Days of Meat, what could be meatier than a whole animal roast? There are several places around town where one can reserve a whole hog, amongst other whole animals, like lamb and goat, to enjoy as a group. Most include accompanying sides and appetizers to round out the meal. Here's where to go.


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1. Posto

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187 Elm St
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 625-0600
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Pig Roast: 10-12 guests can reserve a whole hog, which is filled with a seasonal sausage stuffing, prepared, and served with accompanying sides like a seasonal salad, warm olives, roasted apples, and sea salt and rosemary bread from the wood-burning oven. It's recommended to reserve two weeks ahead of time. A standard 12-person reservation costs $525; additional diners are $39 each. [Photo: Cal Bingham]

2. Belly Wine Bar

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One Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 494-0968
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Arm + a Leg: Belly's large-format feasts vary with the season, but the current focus is on lamb. The four-course meal feeds four to eight people ($62 each) and includes a variety of lamb parts, from a whole smoke-roasted leg to braised neck tortellini and more. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

3. Liquid Art House

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100 Arlington St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 457-8130
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Communal Roasts: Liquid Art House offers three roasts, which must be reserved 72 hours in advance. They're served family-style at a communal table. There's the milk-fed suckling pig from upstate New York ($450), prepared with shallot jam and red wine jus, and the Rohan duck ($375), served with sour cherry marmalade and jus du canard. Each also comes with a choice of two sides. The third roast isn't quite a whole animal, but it's still an impressive preparation: the Colorado leg of lamb ($425), prepared with roasted olives & grapes and mint gremolata, served with a choice of two sides. [Photo: Chris Coe]

4. Citizen Public House

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1310 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 450-9000
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Pig Roast: For 10 or more, the meal starts off with a variety of shellfish before moving on to the main attraction, a 14-hour, slow-roasted suckling pig. It's served with sides like Brussels sprouts, broccoli gratin, and whipped potatoes. $450 for 10 people; add $45 for each additional diner. Reserve in advance. [Photo: Foursquare]

5. Ashmont Grill

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555 Talbot Ave
Dorchester, MA 02124
(617) 825-4300
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Whole Animal Roasts: Groups of eight to 16 diners have a choice of a day-long, slow-roasted whole pig, goat, or lamb, served with appetizers, seasonal sides, and dessert. Reserve at least seven days in advance. $45/person. [Photo: Facebook]

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1. Posto

187 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144
Pig Roast: 10-12 guests can reserve a whole hog, which is filled with a seasonal sausage stuffing, prepared, and served with accompanying sides like a seasonal salad, warm olives, roasted apples, and sea salt and rosemary bread from the wood-burning oven. It's recommended to reserve two weeks ahead of time. A standard 12-person reservation costs $525; additional diners are $39 each. [Photo: Cal Bingham]
187 Elm St
Somerville, MA 02144

2. Belly Wine Bar

One Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA 02139
Arm + a Leg: Belly's large-format feasts vary with the season, but the current focus is on lamb. The four-course meal feeds four to eight people ($62 each) and includes a variety of lamb parts, from a whole smoke-roasted leg to braised neck tortellini and more. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]
One Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02139

3. Liquid Art House

100 Arlington St, Boston, MA 02116
Communal Roasts: Liquid Art House offers three roasts, which must be reserved 72 hours in advance. They're served family-style at a communal table. There's the milk-fed suckling pig from upstate New York ($450), prepared with shallot jam and red wine jus, and the Rohan duck ($375), served with sour cherry marmalade and jus du canard. Each also comes with a choice of two sides. The third roast isn't quite a whole animal, but it's still an impressive preparation: the Colorado leg of lamb ($425), prepared with roasted olives & grapes and mint gremolata, served with a choice of two sides. [Photo: Chris Coe]
100 Arlington St
Boston, MA 02116

4. Citizen Public House

1310 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215
Pig Roast: For 10 or more, the meal starts off with a variety of shellfish before moving on to the main attraction, a 14-hour, slow-roasted suckling pig. It's served with sides like Brussels sprouts, broccoli gratin, and whipped potatoes. $450 for 10 people; add $45 for each additional diner. Reserve in advance. [Photo: Foursquare]
1310 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215

5. Ashmont Grill

555 Talbot Ave, Dorchester, MA 02124
Whole Animal Roasts: Groups of eight to 16 diners have a choice of a day-long, slow-roasted whole pig, goat, or lamb, served with appetizers, seasonal sides, and dessert. Reserve at least seven days in advance. $45/person. [Photo: Facebook]
555 Talbot Ave
Dorchester, MA 02124

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