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DISCLAIMER! The Mermaid Inn and Mermaid Oyster Bar are actually my employers. And I’m totally going to be using these photos on our official tumblr too. WITH THAT SAID I could never work for a restaurant I did not like and with that said, I eat at the Mermaid Inn and Mermaid Oyster Bar more than I’ve eaten at a single restaurant in my entire life, simply because it is actually delicious. So, there’s that. If you are my friend, or if you read this blog, and have not yet eaten at one of the Mermaid locations – shame on you!

So… The Mermaid Oyster Bar is now open for brunch/lunch starting at noon on the weekends and that pretty much changes everything. Above is a $7 glass of Sangria (Yes, I AM promoting our specials so that you go there).

Also: dollar oysters from noon til 7:

Did you hear me? Noon til 7. That is seven hours. A dozen Blue Points, please. Also – see that little card sitting on the bar behind the oysters? It’s called a table tent and I made it. They always say cute and or hilarious things. At least to me.

Finally: a lobster roll/lobster sandwich. That’s what’s going on here:

I waaaaas going to try one of the brunchy specials, but I was with Miss KP and the second she said she was getting the lobster roll – that was a total game changer. I couldn’t not order the lobster roll if that’s what she was getting. Tom, one of the OB managers, who is fabulous, even made fun of me and said it was great that I was trying their new dishes and thinking outside the box. HA.

What can I do? :)

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Dan’s not going to like this. He’s very particular about his photographs (as are many guys I know… hmm) but as he said, there’s not much he can do if I put a picture of him on my blog. Hehe. You people know what you’re getting into when you go out to dinner with me. Let’s be real.

So there is Dan and myself at The Spotted Pig, aka my new favorite restaurant! I’ve said this to a few people since dining there last week, and pretty much everyone’s reaction to me has been, “What?! You’ve never been there before?!” Hard to believe, I know, but it’s true. I have not yet been to every single good restaurant in NYC. And I probably won’t!

But The Spotted Pig. It is cuuuuute. There’s a downstairs and an upstairs, and the upstairs has a bar too. We had to wait maybe 25 minutes so we had a drink upstairs by the bar before they found us and gave us a table downstairs. There are pictures everywhere and it just has so much character! I remember pointing out that they had strings of lights in the shape of pigs. Pigs! Who makes those!? Anyway, they are famous for not only being cool, but also for their fabulous burgers, which we both ordered.

And here is a picture of Dan’s cheeseburger with a flash (funny because he scoffed at me taking pictures originally and then was all, “Now, you’ve got to take a picture of THIS” when he looked at the inside of his burger).

Oh yeah, those fries are crazy too. HEAPS OF FRIES!

We also had devils on horseback which were figs with pear wrapped in bacon? I think? Delicious. And we also had the sheep’s milk ricotta gnudi with basil pesto which was CaRazy. Flavor!

The only thing I wasn’t as thrilled with was this:

Flourless chocolate cake. Now, I have tried many flourless chocolate cakes and I’ve never really understood why it matters if there is flour or not, but this wasn’t really like a cake at all. It was more of a slice of frosting/fudge if you can imagine. Extremely chocolatey and a good flavor, just not what I expected. For the record, Dan doesn’t really care about chocolate and he thought it was great. He wanted you to know that.

So there you have it. The Spotted Pig is the ISH and the service was impeccable and I would glady, glady return.

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