Coming Soon: Pig Wings at Pizzatola's

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Yes, pigs do have wings - well, sort of. Pig wings are hunks of pork that come from the area just above a pig's foot. It's a new cut that meat packagers are pushing lately. The little chunks of pork are cleaned up by the butcher and cooked like chicken wings -- hence the name. They are becoming popular in barbecue restaurants in Kansas City and elsewhere.

"We saw these served in Kansas City, so we decided to try them out here," the manager at Pizzatola's told us the other day when the Houston Barbecue tour bus stopped off there. We all got to sample the coming attraction. They were a little fattier than chicken wings, but what do you expect from a pig?

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