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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 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
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[Pigging by Wilfrid: March 6, 2017] A return bout with Le Coq Rico recently, the really very good, professional, friendly, useful restaurant opened early last year by Antoine Westermann--someone to whom the sobriquet "top tocque" might actually be well applied.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at at the sign of The Pink Pig
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[Pigging by Wilfrid: March 6, 2017] Here's an interesting one: Vulto Creamery's Heinennellie. look familiar? Of course, it looks, smells, and to some extent tastes, very like the great Vacherin Mont d'Or (or Hauts Doubs). Let's look at the specs.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at at the sign of The Pink Pig
[Pink Pig Time Machine by Wilfrid: March 6, 2017] After the rigors of the Food & Wine extravaganza in South Beach, a quiet week back in New York in the residual snow. Some home cooking, some German poetry, The Battle... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at at the sign of The Pink Pig
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[Pigging by Wilfrid: March 2, 2017] This return bout with The Cannibal was prompted by daughter's remark that she'd never eaten steak tartare. In fact, that's not quite true. What she actually said was, she'd never eaten camel tartare. Well,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at at the sign of The Pink Pig
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[Pigging by Wilfrid: March 2, 2017] A second visit to this Upper East Side survivor, at the generous invitation of genial co-owner, host and chef Christian Schienle. And coming up to 28 years, this place is now a genuine neighborhood... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at at the sign of The Pink Pig
[Pink Pig Time Machine by Wilfrid: March 2, 2017] Ten years ago, and I'm headed for the South Beach Food & Wine Festival in Miami for the first time. Something which would never have occurred to me a few years... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at at the sign of The Pink Pig
[Pink Pig Time Machine: February 21, 2017] This week I celebrated twenty years of residency in New York--which means it's closer to thirty years ago I first visited the city. After considering many options, I celebrated quietly, remembering those I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2017 at at the sign of The Pink Pig