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Pat Sheerin, chef at the Signature Room at the 95th was a recipient of one of Stan Schutte’s Mangalitsa hogs, which I wrote about last month. Last week he road tripped down to Chenoa, Illinois, to witness the slaughter of the woolies. You can tell the chefs who signed on for these animals are getting excited. Yesterday, Stephanie Izard giddily tweeted about the Mangalitsa bellies she received for the Vie-Boka-Perennial dinner on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Sheerin’s dinner is also on Wednesday (get the details on all the wooly dinners here). This is his account of the trip to Chenoa and the meat that came from it: