June 9, 2009

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Filed under: Restaurants and Commerce — lessie @ 6:50 am

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Little Pigs Barbecue on N. Main. I’ve heard Andersonians speak of it in reverence and lust. As you can see from the sign above, it’s been a delicious place to eat for over 40 years: the kind of place where you ate with your parents, your friends, and your children; where smells, sounds, and even the grease are familiar, comfortable, and good. I am charmed by the patina and decor of the restaurant — it’s as if the 1950’s have been preserved inside. The gentleman who took my order though was definitely 2009. He was really busy — breaking a sweat to keep the line moving, but when I asked if I could take his picture, he was nice enough to say, “Sure!” and pulled in the lady working hard beside him. My regret? I should have gotten his and her names. He handed me a bag of warmth and good smells that taunted me all the way home in the car. I gotta say, eating my Little Pigs barbecue sandwich with its yummy sauce made my evening a tad special.



  1. Awww, they look really cute together. She reminds me a bit of Rose from the Golden Girls.

    Comment by Buenos Aires Photo — June 11, 2009 @ 10:41 am

  2. Little Pigs really is a place for “generational eating.” When I was young, I ate at Little Pigs countless times with my grandparents, parents, and cousins. Then, I moved away while at college. Now that I’m back in Anderson, I get to take my wife and daughters there. Good memories.

    Comment by Eric M. Ashley — June 13, 2009 @ 9:04 am

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