Husband-and-wife duo Nick and Audra Guidry’s Pelican & Pig (and Eater Nashville’s 2019 Restaurant of the Year) reopened last night, after remaining closed for five months due to COVID-19. But that certainly doesn’t mean they’ve been sitting at home twiddling their thumbs. The duo brought back their coffee and pastry shop, Slow Hand, and introduced a Louisiana-inspired po’boy takeout pop-up in the duration — oh and they’re having a baby this fall, too.
Menu items teased on Instagram show a number of fresh menu items — and a brand new Saturday and Sunday brunch service launching this weekend. Entrees shown on the feed for dinner and the menu online include picanha-carrot asada with Bear Creek Farm culotte, Noble Springs’ cheddar and hazelnut crumble plus a pork porterhouse with maque choux and a potato-crusted bass with pancetta, broccolini, and salsa verde.
The brunch menu isn’t posted online yet, but the brunch test item shown in the cover photo is convincing: six-minute eggs with whipped poblano cream ricotta, chili crisp, fermented garlic honey, umami salt, and grilled toast.
Brunch will be served every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Pelican & Pig first opened in the mid-century auto upholstery shop they personally converted in East Nashville in January of 2019, what feels like a lifetime ago now for the Guidrys and for the rest of the world. It’s attached to their coffee and pastry purveyor Slow Hand Coffee + Bakeshop, which relocated to the space the fall prior. Pelican & Pig is the couple’s first full-service restaurant.
*One sad note about the reopening is that means the Guidrys’ weekday lunch po’boy pop-up is on pause during the transition, but Lagniappe’s Instagram promises it’s not goodbye. Follow along with Lagniappe Po’boys on Instagram to look for the return of muffulettas, beef debris po’boys, pralines, and more.