Inside Cochon 555

Isn’t he lovely? Looker chef Nicholas Stefanelli of Bibiana drew a consistent crowd all night with porky Italian bites like these arancini. Photograph by Jeff

Art and Soul’s Wes Morton—whose team plated an astonishing amount of house-made sausage—gets serious with one guest. Photograph by Jeff Martin

Here’s Morton’s andouille sausage with red beans and collared greens. Photograph by Jeff Martin

Ed Witt of 701 breaks it down for one of the Yelp ladies. Photograph by Jeff Martin

Guests got up close and person with the process during a butchery demo by Wagshal’s. (That’s Cochon founder Brady Lowe in the background.) Photograph by Jeff Martin

This lady was brave enough to touch the pig’s brain stem. Gnarly. Photograph by Jeff Martin

Gnarlier still? Yelp’s beckoning pig people, who kept trying to lure us into their photo booth. Photograph by Jeff Martin

From the Isabella stand: a fat taco with avocado and lime and a leg-stuffed raviolo. Photograph by Jeff Martin

Isabella makes ones final plea to the pork gods for a win . . . Photograph by Jeff Martin

But ultimately the Source’s Scott Drewno took the prize for a second year in a row. Here he is handing out one of his beloved pork-belly dumpings. Photograph by Jeff Martin

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