Co-owners Shane Vidovic and Ted Dupaski cut their teeth on fast, mobile food delivery in their Proper Pig food truck, which trekked across Ohio for two years before they opened in Lakewood. “We’re used to being able to serve some-one fast, getting it ready to go and making an impression in 30 seconds,” says Vidovic.
Perhaps best known for its beef brisket, which is dry rubbed in salt, pepper, paprika and garlic, the Proper Pig’s sandwiches are its most popular to-go orders, arriving with your choice of side (we like the Stadium Mustard-studded Cleveland potato salad), sliced white onion rounds and tart dill pickles.Though the Proper Pig’s meats are designed to be flavorful enough on their own, the house-made, vinegar-based barbecue sauce found on every table in the storefront comes in its own small container in takeout orders too.
Try This: Feed a whole picnic with the Family Pack ($49), which comes with a pound of pulled pork, a pound of beef brisket, a quart of smokehouse baked beans, a quart of coleslaw, 12 slider buns, onions and pickles.
How To Order: By Phone, Online, Uber Eats
17100 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 440-665-3768, properpigsmokehouse.com
food & drink
7:00 AM EST
April 28, 2020