Piggy’s, Plum and Pizza 9
By Mina Yamashita
Piggy’s Hot Dogs and Hamburgers
4400 Central SE • 948-1596
Hacienda Express, on the corner of Central and Washington, is gone. Piggy’s opened in its place on Nov. 7, a drive-through and walk-up restaurant with some of the best dogs in town.
The menu isn’t fussy—dogs, brats, burgers, chicken, fish and grilled cheese sandwiches. Grilled chopped onions and the usual fixings dress up the grilled, buns and meat just fine. But that simple plan has been six years in the making for owners Robert and Brandy Torres, who previously worked in auto dealerships.
Brandy mans the windows while Robert handles the grill, charring dogs and sausages to perfection. Their “pig tail”—mild andouille sausage rolled on a stick—gets its crispy skin from a dip in the fryer. A few carefully selected sides includs thin, lightly battered fries.
It wouldn’t hurt to call ahead with big orders.
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