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Kim Davis
New York
Wilfrid is a New York-based journalist; he has edited the Pink Pig blog since April 2007.
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Pigging by Kim Davis: February 19, 2018] A tale of two waits, really, posting this dinner from late last year alongside my recent meal at Chez Ma Tante. It's several years since I was last at Paco Meralgo in Barcelona's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2018 at at the sign of The Pink Pig
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[Pigging by Kim Davis: February 19,2018] A cozy, buzzing room; an interesting location; sweet service. But Chez Ma Tante isn't quite all there yet. But does it matter? It's almost a yearling, it's steadily operating at capacity on busy nights.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2018 at at the sign of The Pink Pig
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[Pigging by Wilfrid: December 29, 2017] It's been Isidre's place for some 47 years. And Isidre has been in the business for 60. And he just won a big Catalunyan gastronomy prize (which is how I have those facts to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2017 at at the sign of The Pink Pig
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Free Stuff by Wilfrid: December 23, 2017] Padam! Padam! Padam! Yes, that's a well-known Piaf song, but it's not the one that's relevant here. Less heard. but pretty is Paname, titled after an old slang name for Paris. Paname Tu... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2017 at at the sign of The Pink Pig
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[Pigging by Wilfrid: December 21, 2017] There's a pair of pizzerias in Austin, Bufalina and Bufalina Due. They're owned by an old chum from the foodweb, Steve Dilley, and represent two of his main obsessions: Neapolitan pizza and fine wines.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2017 at at the sign of The Pink Pig
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[Pigging by Wilfrid: December 21, 2017] I didn't have a plan to eat at Tim Love's Lonesome Dove. It just hadn't occurred to me. I knew his work, of course (I'd even filmed with him--see below), but I'd missed his... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2017 at at the sign of The Pink Pig
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[Pigging by Wilfrid: December 21, 2017] It was the end of October and Franklin's was still closed because of fire damage (it re-opened in November). Although it was the end of October, the temperature crept towards 90. I was in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2017 at at the sign of The Pink Pig
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[Pigging by Wilfrid: September 17, 2017] First time in Providence. A travel delay meant a ten-minute late arrival for a reservation at Birch, the sleek counter-only (but not tasting menu-only) restaurant from Heidi and Benjamin Sukle, who also run the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2017 at at the sign of The Pink Pig
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[A Pig at Large by Kim Davis: August 29. 2017] On a recent visit--several more coming up, it seems--I wanted to eat at least one relaxed, grown-up, elegant dinner. Meaning, I suppose, no hard stools, loud music, or menu gimmickry.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at at the sign of The Pink Pig
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[Pigging by Kim Davis: August 29, 2017] Fast and casual, "but is it good?" the Times headline asked about the food at Made Nice. Pete Wells thought not, for the most part. I liked the lunch I ate there; loved... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at at the sign of The Pink Pig
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[Pigging by Wilfrid: May 8, 2017] Simplicity is the eye of the beholder. Great frying is the mouth...of the eater, I suppose. I was on Clinton Street, I was hungry, I'd never noticed Simply Hooked before, and there was no-one... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at at the sign of The Pink Pig
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[Pigging by Wilfrid: April 2, 2017] Oh Otway, Otway, how you raised my spirits. I feel I've been on something of a roller-coaster with restaurants recently. Disappointment when traveling, disappointment at home (some exceptions, of course, like Monsieur Benjamin, reviewed... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at at the sign of The Pink Pig
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[Pigging by Wilfrid: May 2, 2018] Rather like the Spanish Inquisition, I never expected Monsieur Benjamin when I arrived in San Francisco. I really didn't. In fact, I honestly hadn't heard of Monsieur Benjamin, even though it's the brainchild of... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at at the sign of The Pink Pig
Status of the Pig. Just so there's no misunderstanding, I have no plans right now to close the blog down; but I am also giving myself a break from regular (i.e. weekly) posting after ten years. I'll still post when... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at at the sign of The Pink Pig
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[By Kim Davis: May 1, 2017] The ten year anniversary came and went on April 27, 2017. A decade of "At the Sign of the Pink Pig." Here's the first post. Ten years has seen--as you'd expect--a lot of changes.... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at at the sign of The Pink Pig
[Pink Pig Time Machine by Wilfrid: April 17, 2017] Turning the dust-encrusted heavy vellum pages of my journal, I realize with a mixture of regret and acceptance that: This is where we came in. Ten years of meals, ten years... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at at the sign of The Pink Pig
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[Pigging by Wilfrid: April 10, 2017] Petit Crenn had been on my San Francisco list for the better part of a year--when I've been in town during large-scale conferences, it's been an impossible reservation--and I've heard nothing but consistently good... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at at the sign of The Pink Pig
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[Pigging by Wilfrid: April 5, 2017] I've eaten mediocre French bistro food in cities all over the United States. If I want over-salted duck and bread dumped on the table without a smile, I can get that on the Lower... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at at the sign of The Pink Pig
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[Pigging by Wilfrid: April 5, 2017] Yardbird Southern Table furnished the best meal of my recent trip, not because it was leagues better in execution than Bouchon, but because the prices were--in comparison--sane. It's tucked away in a subterranean "Restaurant... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at at the sign of The Pink Pig
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[Pigging by Wilfrid: April 5, 2017] If you haven't been, let me assure you that the Las Vegas Strip is not as glamorous as you might think. Even if you thought it wasn't very glamorous, it's just a bit less... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at at the sign of The Pink Pig
[Pink Pig Time Machine by Wilfrid: April 3, 2017] A lot of moderate dining out in this city, ten years ago around the end of March. Let's take it from the top. A lunch at Otto featuring the testa--tasty, if... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at at the sign of The Pink Pig
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[Pigging by Wilfrid: March 20, 2017] I do understand that not everyone is looking for a replacement for the sadly closed Fritzl's Lunch Box. Not everyone finds themselves on a regular basis between bars or galleries or events, and near... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at at the sign of The Pink Pig
[Pink Pig Time Machine by Wilfrid: March 20, 2017] Cool, snowy in March 2007. All familiar enough. It was a quiet week in the city for me, broken up by the rousing racket of a St Patrick's Day concert at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at at the sign of The Pink Pig
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[Pigging by Wilfrid: March 13, 2017] Ice cold blew the wind up (or down, who cares?) Amsterdam Avenue. We ducked into this corner butcher store (okay, Bloomfield-Friedman restaurant), and found it pleasantly busy on a late Saturday lunchtime. I was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at at the sign of The Pink Pig
[Pink Pig Time Machine by Wilfrid: March 13, 2017] It was off to Boston in a rental car, that cool March ten years ago, to see a family member perform in Joe Jackson's musical Heaven & Hell at the Boston... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at at the sign of The Pink Pig