DIY

How to Roast a Pig with Bink's Midtown

Though he's new to Central Phoenix, James Beard Award-nominated chef Kevin Binkley is no stranger to the Phoenix food scene.

Since opening Binkley's Restaurant in 2004, the molecular gastronomist has added three more restaurants to the mix -- the most recent opening in Scottsdale about a month ago. It comes less than a year after he opened Bink's Midtown, the chef's first restaurant not located in Cave Creek or Carefree. Housed in a cozy cottage in Central Phoenix, the restaurant's menu is heavy on vegetables and focuses on themes of local, seasonal, and fresh. And though "all you can eat" isn't a phrase you'd expect to hear in any of his kitchens, Bink's Midtown started a weekly event in May offering just that.

Every week, diners gather for Pig on the Patio to dig into heaping plates of freshly cooked pork and side dishes of vegetables, rice, or potatoes.