Justin Severino is going whole-hog with Salty Pork Bits, his online charcuterie business.
During the 2019 holiday season, he opened a pop-up retail location at 2018 Smallman St. in the Strip District to sell his award-winning meats. The temporary business was such a success, it’s now a permanent fixture in the neighborhood.
The 200-square-foot space operates Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., offering an expanded selection of charcuterie and related products.
Shoppers can choose from hand-crafted salami, pate, bacon, guanciale, pancetta and whipped lardo. They also offer frozen, uncooked sausages in a variety of flavors, such as hot and sweet Italian, breakfast sausage, bangers, bratwurst, chorizo, morcilla and boudin noir.
Severino makes all of the food at Morcilla, the award-winning Spanish restaurant he co-owns with Hilary Prescott Severino. His online incarnation of Salty Pork Bits offers a monthly subscription model.
Last summer, the four-time James Beard Foundation Award nominee opened Larder of East End, a casual, counter-service eatery located inside East End Brewing Company’s Larimer facility. He’s also got a quick-service cafe near North Park in the works.