Sporcle Live Spotlight: The Pig & Porter

The Pig & Porter

The Pig & Porter, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

With a goal to provide Cedar Rapids and the NewBo area with local, quality food options served in an unexpected, interesting way, you know The Pig & Porter is the right choice from the moment you open their menu.

While some items seem to be just the classics, a closer look reveals a Caesar salad with brussels sprouts and squash, or their chicken and dumplings in which “dumplings” is actually code for pork and more chicken. Dive into the menu further and indulge in sweet and sour gnocchi or even a whole roasted chicken! Food is not to be taken lightly at The Pig & Porter.

Sign us up for the popcorn grits!

Why the emphasis on food?

The Pig & Porter strives to reflect on its Iowa roots (also a reason for “Pig” in their name!) by focusing heavily on sourcing local Iowa ingredients in both food and drinks. They use the term “Porter” not to reference all the beer they have (even though they do have a lot), but rather to express a constant reminder that everyone working for them is a Porter, or a person who carries heavy loads. No single person working at P&P is more important than another, they all work to provide their customers with the best experience possible, so every role is crucial in the operation of the business.

Not everything here is about the food, though. They feature separate, craft beer, wine, whiskey, and award-winning cocktail menus so there is absolutely something for everyone!

Special Events

Stop in on Sundays for a specialty brunch menu!

Check out all the eats and drinks during free Sporcle Live Trivia every Tuesday night at 7pm and 8pm!

Also, every Friday and Saturday in January and February 2017, come by for their cocktail parties, featuring a different theme each weekend!