New Williamsville restaurant has Grand Island ties
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:25 pm
Chef Jeff Cooke (Grand Island High School Class of 1991) and his wife, Mandy, are the proud owners of a new upscale American restaurant, This Little Pig. It opened at Main Street and Transit Road in Williamsville on July 20. On board as sous chef is Jeff's sister, Jane Cooke, Grand Island Class of 2013 and a 2015 graduate of the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
This Little Pig features fresh local food creatively prepared. Just weeks after opening, This Little Pig entered Buffalo's second annual Meatball Street Brawl in the freestyle category with Jeff's creation of a smoked pork and bacon meatball in Carolina barbecue sauce. This Little Pig's entry captured "Best Freestyle Meatball" from the judges, and "Best Overall Meatball" from the crowd.
The photo shows siblings Jeff and Jane Cooke, minutes after This Little Pig was declared the winner of the best freestyle and the best overall in Meatball Street Brawl 2.