There’s something about Southern cooking that evokes the memories of warm feelings, lazy afternoons, and cool summer nights. Southern cuisine is all about sharing and comfort, and the focus on family is dominant. While Utah doesn’t necessarily have the same kind of charm as the South, we definitely have the same love for family and large, traditional meals. For Amy Britt, the desire to bring her childhood experience to Utah complimented our community perfectly.
This week we sit down with Amy Britt, the owner of Pig & a Jelly Jar. Known for it’s homemade, local, from scratch food, Pig & a Jelly Jar encompasses all of the delicious flavors and feel of the South, with a very local Utah feel and connection. Whether partnering with local produce vendors, or having a restaurant in a historic district in Ogden, Pig & a Jelly Jar have deep roots in the Utah food scene.
Founded in 2012, Pig & a Jelly Jar nestled into the revamped Liberty Park neighborhood and became a breakfast and lunch hot spot. With chicken and waffles, from scratch burgers, and creative PBR cocktails, the menu was perfectly paired with an intimate and fun space and top-notch service, the Southern love spread throughout Salt Lake City.
Like many entrepreneurs, for Amy Britt expansion came unexpectedly after she stumbled upon a beautiful location in Ogden. From there, the Southern love only continued to spread throughout the valley. And the future looks bright. And local. And really, really fresh.
Join us this week as we sit down with the owner of Pig & a Jelly Jar, Amy Britt, and learn the history of this Utah staple that has brought the Southern charm to Utah.
This episode was sponsored by…
90.9FM KRCL — Community Connection and Music Discovery
The Chocolate Conspiracy — A project in pure, raw, honey-sweetened chocolate.
Maddox Restaurant — Featuring completely from scratch recipes in Perry, UT. since 1949, sourced and crafted from the finest ingredients available.
Beltex Meats — A small butcher shop utilizing local meats and sustainable practices. Specializing in the craft of whole animal butchery at 511E 900S
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