Stopping by the Spotted Pig…

Stop by the Pig in NYC!

Stop by the Pig in NYC!

What can I say about the Spotted Pig? When I lived in New York it was my second home! Aside from the fact that it is a reknowned gastro pub with an incredibly laid-back atmosphere and divine dishes of Michelin Star standard located in the West Village, it is also a place where adventures and stories are made! I met many of my closest friends in this charming restaurant, had many escapades and even met my husband here for our first date! It is the perfect Manhattan spot where anything can happen – from sitting at the next table to a super star (Bono, Jay-Z, Penelope Cruz, Natalie Portman to name a few), meeting your future husband, ending up on the ‘secret’ third floor at a party, having a ‘lock-in’ with an Oscar-winning actor dancing on the bar – yes it all happens at the Pig! It is also a great brunch spot on the weekends (they make a mean Bloody Mary) but lunch during the week is quite touristy – so beware! The best time to go is during the week in the evening (weekends are ‘B&T’ or ‘Bridge & Tunnel’ nights in Manhattan so locals prefer to go to house parties and let the out-of-towners take over). TravelBella loves to go on week nights for the best crowd and vibe. As they don’t take reservations at the Spotted Pig it can be a long wait for a table so head straight to the 2nd floor and grab some bar stools and then order food – go for the homemade gnudi (it will change your taste buds forever) or the famed burger with the delicious rosemary shoestring fries… or just drink dark & stormy’s until you are dancing on the bar with an Oscar winner & Bono… it could happen, really!

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