Brunch done southern style with lots of flavor and local ingredients

Pig & A Jelly Jar –

Salt Lake, UT – Breakfast, American, Southern – $$ – Casual
Sifter Critique

Nicole O. - Pro SifterJan 2, 2018

Overall 4.2

4.5

Food

4.1

Service

4.3

Ambience

4

Value

Overview

Pig & a Jelly Jar utilizes community partners for their ingredients and combines them wonderfully to create some unique Southern and Hispanic inspired breakfast dishes.

Value

They serve quite a lot on a plate so one $10-$12 dish could feed two people with coffee or juice.

3 most popular dishes

Green eggs and ham, chicken and waffles, and the pig breakfast.

What I ordered

We ordered the green eggs and ham, ham hash, fried chicken and biscuits, and the kitchen sink. In the past, we have tried the creole breakfast, chicken and waffles, pig breakfast, and the sausage gravy and biscuits.

Food quality

With a name like Pig & a Jelly Jar, you assume they focus a lot on the quality of their pork and they do. Their ham is really good! Not too salty and quite meaty with a slight smoky flavor. Their other ingredients are good, although we have had better biscuits elsewhere. They were a bit dense and dry. Not as buttery and flaky as local competitor Sweet Lake Biscuit and Limeade.

Kitchen sink – This was a great dish if you’re looking for something a bit healthier. It tasted great but wasn’t decadent like the other dishes. The bloody mary salsa was a bit light on flavor but paired well.

Green eggs and ham – This was a perfect dish in between too healthy and too decadent. The poached egg and tomato with the ham and just half a biscuit was satiating and could easily be shared. The green chile hollandaise upped the flavor while lightening the heaviness associated with hollandaise.

Fried chicken and biscuits – It was decadent but we only tried a few bites each so it wasn’t too heavy. Once again, they added something to take this dish to the next level. The pickled vegetables were soft yet crunchy and added some acidity to balance the fried chicken. They use the same chicken recipe as they do for their chicken and waffles. Prior to trying Pretty Bird, I was convinced that Pig and a Jelly Jar had the best fried chicken in Salt Lake. Very moist white chicken breast meat, just the right amount of salt and seasoning, and not too heavy on the breading.

Ham hash – This one was okay. There wasn’t enough ham in it and the lemon aioli was cut down by the runny yolk. The underside of the egg was overcooked and a bit rubbery.

Ambiance

The restaurant is adorned with eclectic pig decor. It gives the airy restaurant a playful atmosphere. The vents around the restaurant were on and made it a little chilly.

What I liked most

We enjoyed the green eggs and ham and the fried chicken and biscuits. The green eggs and ham had a green chile hollandaise and perfectly poached eggs. I love their creative additions that make for a unique dining experience. Also, their jams are unique and fun to try. If you get any toast, ask for a jam sampler.

What I disliked most

The potatoes on one of our dishes were just scraps and there wasn’t enough ham in our ham hash.

The verdict

Not our number one breakfast stop but definitely one of our favorites. If you’re in the area and want some new and fun things to try they will not disappoint. They now have locations in downtown Salt Lake City, Holladay, and Ogden, Utah.

 

 

Overall 4.2

4.5

Food

4.1

Service

4.3

Ambience

4

Value

Overview

Pig & a Jelly Jar utilizes community partners for their ingredients and combines them wonderfully to create some unique Southern and Hispanic inspired breakfast dishes.

Value

They serve quite a lot on a plate so one $10-$12 dish could feed two people with coffee or juice.

3 most popular dishes

Green eggs and ham, chicken and waffles, and the pig breakfast.

What I ordered

We ordered the green eggs and ham, ham hash, fried chicken and biscuits, and the kitchen sink. In the past, we have tried the creole breakfast, chicken and waffles, pig breakfast, and the sausage gravy and biscuits.

Food quality

With a name like Pig & a Jelly Jar, you assume they focus a lot on the quality of their pork and they do. Their ham is really good! Not too salty and quite meaty with a slight smoky flavor. Their other ingredients are good, although we have had better biscuits elsewhere. They were a bit dense and dry. Not as buttery and flaky as local competitor Sweet Lake Biscuit and Limeade.

Kitchen sink – This was a great dish if you’re looking for something a bit healthier. It tasted great but wasn’t decadent like the other dishes. The bloody mary salsa was a bit light on flavor but paired well.

Green eggs and ham – This was a perfect dish in between too healthy and too decadent. The poached egg and tomato with the ham and just half a biscuit was satiating and could easily be shared. The green chile hollandaise upped the flavor while lightening the heaviness associated with hollandaise.

Fried chicken and biscuits – It was decadent but we only tried a few bites each so it wasn’t too heavy. Once again, they added something to take this dish to the next level. The pickled vegetables were soft yet crunchy and added some acidity to balance the fried chicken. They use the same chicken recipe as they do for their chicken and waffles. Prior to trying Pretty Bird, I was convinced that Pig and a Jelly Jar had the best fried chicken in Salt Lake. Very moist white chicken breast meat, just the right amount of salt and seasoning, and not too heavy on the breading.

Ham hash – This one was okay. There wasn’t enough ham in it and the lemon aioli was cut down by the runny yolk. The underside of the egg was overcooked and a bit rubbery.

Ambiance

The restaurant is adorned with eclectic pig decor. It gives the airy restaurant a playful atmosphere. The vents around the restaurant were on and made it a little chilly.

What I liked most

We enjoyed the green eggs and ham and the fried chicken and biscuits. The green eggs and ham had a green chile hollandaise and perfectly poached eggs. I love their creative additions that make for a unique dining experience. Also, their jams are unique and fun to try. If you get any toast, ask for a jam sampler.

What I disliked most

The potatoes on one of our dishes were just scraps and there wasn’t enough ham in our ham hash.

The verdict

Not our number one breakfast stop but definitely one of our favorites. If you’re in the area and want some new and fun things to try they will not disappoint. They now have locations in downtown Salt Lake City, Holladay, and Ogden, Utah.

 

 

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