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Top 5 Places To 'Pig Out' In New York City

Undoubtedly the most exalted four-legged animal of recent years, swine's unmatched popularity with both chefs and diners is evident some of the most indulgent menus in town. Check out some of the best places to get piggy with it.
- Kelly Dobkin

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Crif Dogs

113 St. Mark's Place
New York, NY 10009
(212) 614-2728
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Some might call it "gilding the lily," but Crif Dogs is a firm believer in deep-fried hot dogs wrapped in bacon. Try one or more of the quirkily named dogs like the Spicy Redneck (bacon wrapped, with chili, cole slaw, and jalapenos) at this tiny East Village dog shack.

Daisy May's BBQ USA

Daisy May's BBQ
(Daisy May's BBQ/Facebook)

623 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10036
(212) 977-1500

From pork ribs to pulled pork sandwiches, Daisy's May's BBQ is one of the best spots for swine-infused BBQ in NYC. On certain days, you can even get a whole hog or whole pork butt feast prepared if you call in advance.

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Fatty 'Cue

91 S. 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 599-3090
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This newish Brooklyn pit stop is the latest in restaurateur/chef Zak Pelaccio's Fatty empire that doesn't mess around when it come to its 'cue. For $18, they're serving up whole pig (mixed parts) on Sundays only, and at other times the pork ribs and loin are perfect for a pig out any day of the week.

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Momofuku Ssam Bar

207 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10003
(212) 254-3500
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This mecca of all things-porky started off humbly and quietly as a sandwich joint. Now for $55, you can get the full Bo Ssam: a whole pork shoulder, David Chang's famous steamed pork buns, served with apps, sides, and dessert.

Spotted Pig
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The Spotted Pig

314 W. 11th Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 620-0393
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This popular NYC gastropub embraces the pig on its menu, décor, and or course, in its name. Chef April Bloomfield's take on traditional British classics is notoriously pork-heavy as evidenced by the crispy pig ear, devils on horseback, and cubano sandwich. If that's not enough, every year the Pig hosts FergusStock, a nose-to-tail feast in which items like half's pigs head for two are prepared by the visiting British chef.

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