Saturday, March 22, 2008

See Clearly at the Blind Pig

There are almost as many sports bars in NYC as there are restaurants. Almost. So, when it came time to pick a bar to watch the first few days/nights of the NCAA tournament, my friends and I had plenty of options. We wanted to find a bar that had a ton of TVs, big tables where we could camp out to watch the games, and order food and drinks.

We decided on Blind Pig on 14th Street, and it was a great pick. It felt like I was back at a college bar, and to watch college basketball games, it made a really fun, lively atmosphere. We got a table that seated 8 pretty comfortably. There were probably 8 big screen TVs, so all of the games were in easy view.

I was there around dinner time, so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to try Blind Pig's food. The menu was surprisingly extensive for a bar. It had all of the expected bar foods...wings, nachos, burgers, etc. But, they also had things like chili, ribs, and filet of sole. I wasn't feeling that daring. I ordered the buffalo chicken wrap, which came with waffle fries and a pickle. The flavor of the buffalo sauce was really good...had a good kick, but not too hot. It didn't have tomatoes in it, which I loved. The blue cheese came on the side, so it was nice that the wrap wasn't doused in it. And to round it out, the waffle fries were seasoned and crispy. I love all fries, but I definitely think waffle fries are my favorite variety.

Even though my alma mater lost in the first round that night, it was still a really fun night...made even better by good friends, good food, and good beer.

Blind Pig
233 East 14th Street
b/t 2nd & 3rd Avenue
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