CRACKLIN' GOOD: The pigs are roasting in North Little Rock. Gates open at 5 p.m. BRIAN CHILSON

I’m going to throw open the comment line early because I have some chores to finish before heading to the Arkansas Times’ Heritage Hog Roast, where gates in North Little Rock open at 5 p.m.

Nineteen teams will be competing for porker primacy, but additional a roster of restaurants will be contributing to the fare. Beer and wine will be sold. Music starts at 8 p.m. Tickets at the gate $30. The weather looks unbeatable. Find the food and fun at Sixth and Main, North Little Rock.