Love the “other” white meat? Then sail on over to Pig Island this Saturday, 2 October, to enjoy everything that [used to] snort at this decidedly non-kosher event. This pork-lover’s paradise promises to be a culinary festival featuring local food, NY State wines, Six Point Craft Ales, and live music at our favorite new destination–Governor’s Island. Here’s how the website sites it: Twenty chefs from some of New York City’s finest venues along with an impressive cast of food experts and personalities are expected to dazzle the crowd with their “whole hog know-how”. All participants will work with locally sourced ingredients, including whole pigs purchased directly from farms, such as Violet Hill Farm and The Piggery. The talent includes Sara Jenkins of Porchetta, Jacques Gautier from Palo Santo, “Chopped” champion Michael Jenkins from Butter Restaurant, along with other barbecue masters such as Hoppin’ John Taylor of Low Country cooking fame and Sam Barbieri with the award-winning Fuhgeddaboutit BBQ Team. You can buy tickets here, and we suggest you do because they won’t be sold the day of the event. Once there, you’ll hang in Colonel’s Row, enjoying unlimited, walk-around tasting from chefs and farmers, BBQ sides, beers from Sixpoint Craft Ales (including the seasonal Pumpkin Saison), NY State wine, and live bluegrass music. Think smoked pork, low country and competition style barbecue, porchetta sandwiches, Vietnamese pork soup, Brunswick stew, and maple bacon sticky buns.