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blue girl

Oh, I'm so glad you wrote this! I hadn't thought of the couch and the keystone kops act trying to get out of the place and Brendan beating everybody to the front door.

The Hog Pit. What a classic.

Funfunfunfunfun. Darnit! Why does time go by so fast?


Having recently arrived in NYC, I'm still hunting around for the ideal Hopper-style joint. The Washington Square Diner on 4th street has a great location & is usually pretty quiet, but the food's not terrific. The Westway Diner on 9th Ave does better with the food but can get a little loud during certain hours & is uncomfortably close to Times Square. The hunt continues.

mac macgillicuddy

It is logical that a place called "The Hog Pit" wouldn't have burgers, though one might also think that -- while its specialty might be things from pigs -- it's overall theme would be meat, and that you could get a burger there.

Me, I would have gone to a place called "The Hog Pit," even at that hour, and even with the country western theme, because a hog pit seems such a good metaphor for my perception of that part of Manhattan.

Kevin Wolf

Used to be a great burger joint on lower Broadway, just as you hit the Village (I think) called Silver Spur. Huge burgers and cheap, too. I think it's long gone.

Haven't been to NYC in ages but I guess that area has changed a lot. Forbidden Planet, the sci-fi/comics shop, is gone too, as far as I know.

Doug K

I was fortunate enough to stay in the Algonquin (44th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues) on a business trip once, as it had the cheapest rate available for midtown, a mere $200/night. It was hard to discern the literary ghosts through the fog of technology and business issues I had to discuss in the bar..

blue girl

Me, I would have gone to a place called "The Hog Pit," even at that hour, and even with the country western theme, because a hog pit seems such a good metaphor for my perception of that part of Manhattan.




We are so sorry we lost you. I was trying to figure out how to leave that labyrinth of a basement and then once my part of the group escaped we found the division that had left- the one Kombiz from was already way ahead so I resort to caling them to see where they are.

They couldn't get seating at Hog Pitt so after standing on the street for a while and deliberating we went to find burgers. Little did I know at the time that neither Tom, Murphy or Will had my cel number. Ahhhhh!!!

This means you'll just have to come back and visit us again.

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