Union Pig and Chicken is strictly BBQ, as the name implies. This is not a formal restaurant like Salt, although they do share the concept of comfortable communal tables, and a fairly limited menu but that's OK in a BBQ joint. The menu offerings include ribs, brisket, BBQ and fried chicken and pork. For lunch I ordered fried chicken with a side of potato salad. I rarely order fried chicken, but I've heard great things about it, and I wasn't disappointed. The chicken had perfect crispy outer crunch, and the meat was tasty and juicy.
Union Pig understands that the key to great 'Q is the quality and preparation of the meat, not the sauce. They don't allow any substitutions to the menu offerings, which I know some people don't like, but I can live with that. The only complaint we had has nothing to do with the food...It was freezing in there! Couldn't have been over 60 degrees, but I'm sure that was just on this occasion.
Union Pig and Chicken is located at 220 N. Highland Ave, in the East Liberty area of Pittsburgh