We were invited to The Polite Pig yesterday to try out the menu pairing for Disney Springs Brews and BBQ, which runs through September 3rd, 2018. Disney Springs Brews & BBQ encompasses 23 restaurants with food and beverage pairings, generally two items per restaurant (one food item, one beer). At The Polite Pig, the Cask & Larder Working Man Porter (a craft beer brewed at sister restaurant The Ravenous Pig) can be paired with the Black Pepper Porter USDA Prime Brisket. The Polite Pig is one of my favorite quick-service restaurants at Disney Springs, there are so many wonderful restaurant options now and The Polite Pig differentiates itself with BBQ items you cannot find anywhere else at Disney Springs. It also has a nicely varied menu that includes sandwiches (I like the Smoked Chicken Salad) to the Cedar Plank Salmon and Baby Back Ribs. The side dishes are worth stopping for on their own as well.
It was nice to escape the Florida thunderstorms for a while into The Polite Pig, which quickly became very busy with Saturday night crowds.
This is the meal pairing for Disney Springs Brews & BBQ. The Black Porter has a 6.7% ABV and it went really well with the brisket. The Black Pepper Porter USDA Prime Brisket is smoked for 13 hours and “mopped with a house-made Black Pepper Porter Sauce”. It comes with a spiced watermelon wedge and topped with tomato-onion chutney.
There is a Disney Springs Brews & BBQ booklet that showcases what is available at each restaurant. The Polite Pig is already a brews and BBQ restaurant (along with 60+ bourbons and more), I can’t think of a better place to stop for this event. I’d say the same about the Discover Bourbon event that preceded this.
I went with the Half Chicken. It includes a citrus marinade. The sides here are the jalapeno cornbread, Polite Slaw and Crispy Brussels Sprouts. The Polite Pig is the only place I will eat Brussels sprouts, and it’s my favorite side here – it has a whisky-caramel glaze.
These are the Crispy Brussels Sprouts.
Jeff also ordered the Polite Rub Chicken Wings, which come with pickled carrots. These are one of the three tasty “shareables” on the menu, though I consider everything to be shareable – especially with the portion sizes.
He also had the Cask & Larder Lone Palm Golden Ale, which finished the meal on a lighter note than the porter. There are four Cask & Larder craft beers on the menu, plus a few other Florida craft beers.
Always a must at The Polite Pig is a Gideon’s Bakehouse chocolate chip cookie. This is the best cookie I have had on Walt Disney World property. Gideon’s Bakehouse is located at Winter Park (as is The Ravenous Pig), a local favorite since it opened. It’s nearly a half pound with a lot of chocolate chips!
Check out The Polite Pig for Disney Springs Brews & BBQ or for anything on the menu all year around. The restaurant can be found next to the Lime Garage in the Town Center section of Disney Springs.