After checking out the Wine & Food and Fall Ferrari Festival at SPAC in Saratoga Springs, I raced to The Ruck (104 3rd St, Troy, NY) to check out their First Annual Pig Roast.
I got there a little late, but it was $5 for all you can eat, $15 for All you can eat plus a shirt and 32 oz plastic mug. And it all benefited some kind of charity organization that I can’t remember right now. Albany John had arrived earlier, and was going for plate #2 when I got in. I was still feeling a little full from SPAC (boo hoo, poor me, I know) so I didn’t get food.
HOLY MOLY there were a ton of people there. The entire bar was packed and the line for food was long. They had a buffet of pork, beans, wings (!), and other foods out. Wow, that looked awesome. I thought it was a really generous spread to put out for the $5 charge.
I popped out the back to see the owner manning the helm of the grill. Oh, what a beautiful sight. A huge smoker at the back of The Ruck.
Lots of folks, too! The event was sponsored by Coors, and there were specials on Coors beer as a result. $2 refills on those sweet mugs! It seemed like The Ruck was appreciative of the sponsorship to hold the event.
I am so looking forward to next year’s pig roast. Although to be frank, I think there should be an annual pig roast every week.