SOUTHINGTON — For the 10th year in row, Jerzie Joe’s Sports Bar and Grill held its annual pig roast to celebrate the end of summer.
“It’s like the one last big hoorah of the summer,” said Lori Bard, part owner of the Southington bar.
With live music courtesy of Crash 21, patrons hung out in the bar’s outdoor area, having drinks, playing games like horseshoes, and enjoying the company and food.
“We start off with some appetizers,” kitchen manager Jeff Uryga said. “We grill hot dogs and hamburgers, then later on the main event, or guest of honor, is the pig.”
Uryga said he started roasting the pig in the kitchen at 6 a.m., keeping it at a “low and slow” 200 to 225 degrees.
The event started in 2007 as a way for the bar to thank its patrons.
“The response was good so we added live music,” said Uryga, who started working at the bar in 2009.
The roast is one of the bigger events Jerzie Joe’s offers during the year.
“It grows, it goes up and down,” said Bard, who was joined by Joe Marques, the other part owner. “The pig roast is one of our biggest things we do. We have a clam bake, too.”
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