100 Favorite Dishes: P & S Snack Mix at the Pig & the Sprout

Make a pig of yourself with chicken skin.EXPAND
Make a pig of yourself with chicken skin.
Mark Antonation

No. 62: P & S Snack Mix at the Pig & the Sprout
Everyone knows that the best part of the chicken is the skin — salty, glistening and crackly from the oven. At the Pig & the Sprout, 1900 Chestnut Street (behind Union Station), you don't need to order a whole roast chicken to partake in its peel; for a mere five bucks, you can get a couple of savory slabs accompanied by airy chunks of honey brittle (just don't tell your dentist) and spiced peanuts.

Dinner may be a pig gig (unless you choose from the Sprout side of the menu), but the kitchen here navigates a variety of meats with aplomb. So choose a proper pork chop for your dinner, but rest easy knowing that this chicken skin gets as much love as anything porcine. Sugar, fat, salt and crunch — the four pillars of perfect snack food — all get equal due with this combo, which may have Foghorn Leghorn running scared but has the rest of us hightailing it for the newest eatery in Denver's newest neighborhood.

Hungry for more? All the dishes in our 2016 countdown are linked below.

No. 100: Masala Beef at Biju's Little Curry Shop
No. 99: Bacon Shrimp and Grits at Bacon Social House
No. 98: Porchetta and Kimchi Sandwich at Brider
No. 97: Squab-and-Sunchoke Tortellini at Abejas
No. 96: Housemade Burrata at Viand
No. 95: Schweinshaxe at Rhein Haus
No. 94 Kimchi Jeon at Seoul BBQ
No. 93: Zuppa Pomodoro at Parisi Italian Market & Deli
No. 92: The Ocean Salad at Sushi-Rama
No. 91: The Signature Bowl from Churn & Burn
No. 90: Green Chorizo at Los Compadres
No. 89: The Diavola Calzone at Pino's Neighborhood Pizzeria
No. 88: Biscuits and Green Chile at the Noshery
No. 87: Chirashi at Izu Sushi
No. 86: Brisket and Ribs at GQue Championship BBQ
No. 85: The Tornado at the Chowder Room
No. 84: Korean Fried Chicken Wings at Yong Gung
No. 83: A Meatball Hero at Lil' Ricci's New York Pizzeria
No. 82: Shakshuka at Stowaway Coffee + Kitchen
No. 81: Late-Night Ramen at Brazen
No. 80: Potato Tacos at El Tejado
No. 79: Corned Beef Heart at theWay Back
No. 78: The Fried Bologna Sandwich at Snarfburger
No. 77: Sweet Corn Mezzaluna at Bar Dough
No. 76: Duck Confit at Table 6
No. 75: Croque Monsieur at Fire
No. 74: Tahini Cookies at the Preservery
No. 73: The Alferd Packer Salad at MAD Greens
No. 72: The Tuna Poke Bowl at Ohana Island Kitchen
No. 71: Mini Chile Rellenos at La Loma
No. 70: The Combination Banh Mi at Vinh Xuong Bakery
No. 69: The Falafel Waffle at Moxie Eatery
No. 68: Korean Fried Duck Wings at Chow Urban Grill
No. 67:  Spaghetti Alla Carbonara at Spatola
No. 66: The Classic Burger from Skirted Heifer
No 65: The Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocado at Poppies
No. 64: Super Pass Key Special at Pass Key
No. 63: How the West Was Won at Dozens Restaurant

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The Pig & the Sprout

1900 Chestnut Place
Denver, Colorado 80202

720-535-9719

www.pigandsprout.com


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