The Spotted Pig
Like Stanton Social Club, The Spotted Pig is too cool for us. Located in the maze of the West Village, we independently got lost while trying to get there. In fact, the only reason we were certain that we had found the right place at all was the spotted pig figurine hanging above the door.
Danny Boome had recommended The Spotted Pig as boasting two of the best dishes to eat WITH MY HANDS: deviled eggs (which we are familiar with) and devils on horseback (which is one of those bizarre English dishes that we are in the dark about).
Pulling up stools at the bar, we order two Salty Dog cocktails (and then proceed to drink three each, but who’s counting?).
|Salty Dog #1... or #3|
|Tiffany & Co., Mexico Epcot Version|
|Trying to be Ansel Adams|
|We Would Prefer These Sans Dates|
In addition to our appetizers, we split one of The Spotted Pig’s famous burgers. And we decide then that Danny Boome missed the mark on The Best Thing I Ever Ate for the perfect accompaniment to the deviled eggs – it is this burger. Juicy and succulent, scattered with blue cheese and accompanied by shoestring fries, it is legitimately one of the best burgers we have ever tasted.
|Should Be on The Best Thing I Ever Ate|
The Spotted Pig’s Deviled Eggs: 5 stars*
The Spotted Pig’s Devils on Horseback: 2 stars
*Certifiable Best Thing We Ever Ate