The Night of Swine Dining II ~ October 17

It’s back, The Night of Swine Dining II to benefit the John T. Osborne Plaid Pig Fund.

Please join 760 WJR on October 17 at the Detroit Piquette Avenue Plant for The Night of Swine Dining. Seven of Detroit’s celebrated chefs will create a multi-course meal to benefit the Detroit Food Academy which helps train Detroit school kids for the food industry. This sit-down, full-service meal comes complete with Plaid Pig Beer from the Kickstand Brewing Company in Commerce Township.

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WJR’s Marie Osborne’s son, John died of an un-diagnosed heart condition July 13, 2017. John Osborne was 28 years of age. In his short culinary career, he worked at some well-known Detroit food destinations and served as the pit master at Slows Bar B Q in Detroit. In his honor, the Osborne family has established the John T. Osborne Plaid Pig Fund, which last year was able to fund a culinary endowment at Schoolcraft College. The first scholarship was given out in the spring of 2019.

You may not have known John, but if you went to Slow’s, you knew his work. John was the lead pit-master at Slow’s, smoking the meat that so many people love. Besides his love of cooking and barbecue, John Osborne was known for something else. He came to work everyday wearing one of his many plaid shirts. He loved plaid. So to help grow the endowment, Slow’s has created the Plaid Pig sandwich. Next time you have a chance to pig out at Slow’s Barbecue in Detroit, consider The Plaid Pig in memory of John.