The Happy Pig is author and journalist Mark Fleischmann. A New Yorker since 1975, he sums up 100+ favorite haunts in a style that's witty, concise, and free from food-critic pretension. Whether you're a first-time visitor to the city, or just a resident tired of your local offerings, Mark will show you how to eat like a real New Yorker!
A charming introduction explains how the listings work. Start here to step through all the listings. You may also view listings by neighborhood, or by type of cuisine, or in alphabetical order. A helpful travelogue offers restaurant picks for specific locations. Closed restaurants, may they rest in peace, are here. If you spot any outdated information, or have any other suggestions, please write to Mark.
The Happy Pig book, now out of print, made its debut in 2004 with 107 listings. Some of them are gone. In fact, the Happy Pig 100 is currently well below 100. However, we're adding new listings. Please welcome:
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