have tongue, will travel

Bates & Martinez (photo courtesy of Culturemap Austin)

Check out my interview with John Bates for Culturemap Austin.  Bates is one of the two owners behind Noble  Pig, a sandwich shop that has been getting some considerable national attention lately.  Now Austinites are making the hike 30 minutes outside the city for NP's charcuterie-focused creations, some of which star bold ingredients like duck pastrami and beef tongue.  Here, he discusses Austin's evolving food scene and the Pig's monthly supper club.