The humble pig is enjoying its time in the sun right now as America's hottest protein source.
Now new Fremont restaurant Le Petit Cochon aims to acquaint you with every single inch of the beast.
Though first, we need to talk about "Derek's Nut Sack."
They're house-roasted spiced nuts, and they're the first indication that there's a dash of attitude here, thanks to first-time owner Derek Ronspies (brother of Dustin from nearby Art of the Table).
But back to the piggie: prepare for the best pork chop in town, a mega-thick slab of perfectly seared meat over cheese grits and collard greens, topped with plum jam.
If you're really feeling your oats, order the pig face fritter with squash velouté and oyster mushrooms, or the blood sausage.
We're also big fans of the Buffalo duck feet, a quirky take on traditional wings that are crunchy and irresistible.
Kinda like those nuts.
Price: 2 (out of 4)
Noise: 2 (out of 4)
Best bets: Pork belly and octopus; blood sausage; pork face fritter
Nearby: Paseo; Milstead & Co; Art Of The Table