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The Mebane Scoop: Elevating your Dining Experience

Nestled away in one of Mebane's hottest attractions for people of all ages is a new establishment transitioning from a food truck to a sit-down restaurant. Let me introduce you to the next local obsession for dining out, The Pig Pin, formerly known as Fat Man and His Food. The Pig Pin opened its doors to the public in February 2024, and the food is mouth-watering.

The Pig Pin, located inside Buffaloe Lanes Mebane Family Bowling Center, is a BBQ and taco restaurant serving items such as pork belly, shrimp, brisket, and more! Their menu contains staple items such as Smoked Gouda Mac, Brisket Melt, Turkey Club, Hush Puppies, Fries, Seasoned Green Beans, Seasoned Collard Greens, and, of course, your BBQ/Brisket/Turkey sandwiches. I have come to expect these items from most BBQ establishments, but what I did not expect to see were specialty menu items listed, such as a cheddar jalapeno sausage or ahi tuna tacos served with fresh mango jalapeno salsa, house-made Mexican street corn, and Spanish yellow rice. The attention and level of detail put into the service and quality of the food is evident by the owner and staff.

Upon visiting the Pig Pin, I ordered the BBQ Sammich with a side of potato salad, which was divine! I am a big sauce girly, and their homemade BBQ sauce did a number on highlighting and showcasing the full flavor of the food profile. Upon trying their brisket sandwich and loaded BBQ spud topped with all the fixings, my acquaintances had nothing but savory things to say!

When I spoke with the owner, Jay Starnes, I learned that all their menu items are concocted in-house and made fresh. Whether it's the fact they make everything in-house or add a little extra love to their food, whatever it is, they're doing something right. All that to say, next time you're craving some delicious BBQ, you should stop by The Pig Pin!

Aside from the Pig Pin being able to satisfy your hunger, the establishment is located inside a bowling center, meaning there are plenty of activities for you, your significant other, friends, or family to enjoy. Buffaloe Lanes Bowling Center has over ten bowling lanes and a plethora of arcade games and prizes sure to keep everyone entertained. From skee ball to basketball to air hockey, if you can name it, Buffaloe Lanes most likely has it. So next time you're looking for the next big date night or outing for you and your family, look no further than dinner and entertainment provided by the Pig Pin and Buffaloe Lanes Bowling Center in downtown Mebane.