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By Elena Kadvany

Redwood City's The Striped Pig to shutter

Uploaded: Sep 27, 2019

The Striped Pig is closing after four years in downtown Redwood City.

The last day of business for the 917 Main St. restaurant will be this Saturday, Sept. 28.

The owners said in a Facebook post that they were unable to renew their lease.

"We want to thank all of you for coming to The Striped Pig and supporting our venture," they wrote. "We don't know what the future brings, but we will let you know if we start something in a new location."

The Striped Pig Executive Chef Andrew Mitchell prepares a charcuterie plate in the kitchen, decorated with a statuette of the restaurant's namesake. Photo by Veronica Weber.

Andrew Mitchell and Al Pachecho lead the Striped Pig kitchen. Mitchell earned a degree at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco and cooked locally at John Bentley’s in Redwood City, Kaygetsu in Menlo Park, the now-closed 231 Ellsworth in San Mateo and Station 1 in Woodside. Pacheco trained at Le Cordon Bleu in San Francisco and worked in Michelin-starred restaurants, including The Village Pub in Woodside and Madera in Menlo Park.

The Striped Pig's focus is on small plates and craft cocktails. It was named after a prohibition-era rum runner who sold tickets to see his striped pig by offering a free mug of rum.