Perhaps it's because we've so often found ourselves at The Spotted Pig well after midnight that it's never occurred to us as a destination for brunch the next morning. (Even though we're the kind of people who often start dreaming about meals a day before.) But once we were struck by the idea of a Spotted Pig brunch, we couldn't get it out of our heads. For a weekend day's kickoff meal, we usually want (or, well, need) something fatty and salty and gut-satisfyingly delicious, and that's just the kind of food the Spotted Pig excels at.
The Spotted Pig
In the fashion of their over-the-top Cubano, the Spotted Pig makes a somewhat ridiculous but spectacularly tasty grilled cheese.
While the East Village may be the more expected destination for a cocktail-lover's night out—it's got everything from classics PDT and Death + Co. to newcomers like Booker and Dax—the West Village has its fair share of great drinks, too. You might find fewer straight-up cocktail bars, but these days we're seeing good bar programs in all sorts of places: at restaurants, at Scotch bars and wine bars and pubs. Here are 10 great drinks in the West Village for your next night out.
Photograph by Robyn Lee If you're a burgerhead living in New York City, you already know the Spotted Pig has some amazing blue cheese burgers. They're tasty sandwiches, almost always cooked to temperature. Their perfectly square grid of grill...
In case you didn't know it, I'm leaving New York at the end of this month, quite possibly for good. But before I leave, I need to get a few bites in. These picks aren't my line up of the city's best restaurant or my best bites. What they are, however, is a good representation of the restaurants I'll miss most.