Little Donkey – Homewood, AL

There was one more stop, for dinner, on this road trip, as we headed back to Atanta.  And this one was in Homewood.  Little Donkey popped onto my radar with an article about Good Eats in Garden N Gun in the spring of 2012.

If you’ve been to Homewood in the last decade, there’s a central area where most of the shopping and dining is to be found.  It’s a really cool place.  This restaurant is behind that area.   

We arrived at prime dinner time, but lucked into a table with virtually no wait.  As I’d been feeding her every couple of hours all day, my beloved decided she was going to be fine with chips, guacamole and salsa for dinner.  

This is a great space that filled up after we arrived.  In talking with  the hostess, we had hit a lull in the day’s crowds.  Some times you just get lucky.  The guac was very tasty, but I had bigger bites in mind.  

I started with a pork tamale, which had the perfect mix of salty/spicy in the masa and pork and coolness with the cheese.   This meal was off to a great start. 

But I was here for the Drunken Hog – a smoked pork sandwich with pintos, pickled onions, jack cheese, and guacamole. It was served with a rich tomato broth, for dunking, according to the menu.  

This was a really interesting sandwich.   I wish that I had not been quite so close to full (like that has ever stopped me before) when we stopped, as I might have enjoyed it even more.  It was like a barbecue sandwich with guacamole so thick that it looked like sliced avocados.  This is a place definitely worthy of a return visit. 

Little Donkey Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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