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Best Way to Eat A Whole Animal 

The Whole Beast

If there were a "Truth in a Name" award, The Whole Beast would certainly be a contender. Chef John Fink commands a large Southern Pride smoker oven from which whole golden roasted animals emerge for sandwiches, wraps, or extreme and delicious dishes like porchetta nachos or on lamb poutine (fries, gravy, meat and cheese curds). You'll find the crew, including Fink's wife running the front of the house, at festivals around the year and regularly at the Fort Mason and Picnic at the Presidio Off the Grid events with a different animal each week. Each animal is sourced from a local farm and every part of it is used deliciously.

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