When you can get it: Constantly changing
What it is: From the name, you can pretty much assume that Hog & Hominy’s menu involves a lot of pork and alliterations. And, dammit, does it deliver, with such savory delights as poutine with neckbone gravy and chili oil and guanciale meatballs with Parmesan and tomato sauce. But here’s the kicker -- THAT’S NOT EVEN THEIR LATE-NIGHT MENU. In fact, the Memphis resto turns its concept on its head after dinner service to serve stuff like ramen, fresh oysters, and hamachi tartare. Not exactly what you’d expect from an Italian-Southern resto in Tennessee (but then again, what could you expect?).
Adam Lapetina is a food/drink staff writer at Thrillist, and believes the best meals take place after 1am. Read his musings on Twitter at @adamlapetina.