Spotted Pig Brooklyn? Not a Chance

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With borough-hopping becoming increasingly popular, Time Out asks Manhattan restaurateurs Ken Friedman, Michael White, and Drew Nieporent if they’d open in Brooklyn (no, eh, and sure, respectively), and asks folks from Franny’s, Roberta’s, and Saul if they’d consider Manhattan (no, hell yes, and sure, respectively). Ken Friedman gives the most incendiary answer (“I didn’t move 3,500 miles across the country to live in Brooklyn”), while Carlo Mirarchi of Roberta’s says he’d like to open a crudo restaurant in Gotham. The thing about Manhattan, Carlo, is that it’s much harder to build a Roberta’s-style bonfire on your back patio.

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