Riding on the number 6 Tram line, I've often passed by a red and white sign that reads "SAU, SAU, HURRA!" with a big smiling pink pig. I never cared enough to look into it further, but I thought it was a strange sign for a restaurant. Would a restaurant really only serve pork? And it didn't look like a Metzegerei/butcher either. Finally the other day I came across my answer.
While looking for a restaurant online, I stumbled upon this website:
Freunde des Fränkischen Schäufele n.n.E.v
Its a club for people who love Shäufele! How funny is that?! (Shäufele is a pork dish using the meat from the shoulder of a pig. Its served still on the bone so it has a kind of scoop-shape to it. I've never actually tried it though.)
If you click on the link, you can see the sign that I was talking about in the upper left hand corner along with a photo of the club members. If you scroll all the way to the bottom, you'll even see a massive pig-shaped float that they used in the Fastnachtszug.
I guess that's one way of keeping traditions alive.