Swine down on Hudson is a decent place, it's comfortable and the food is enjoyable. The burger was of course a draw...burgers usually are for me, however it wasn't quite as high in delighting my tasters as they'd made me believe it would be. At nearly twenty bucks it wasn't worth it, bone marrow and fancy cheese or not. (I suspect it'd have been better with raw onions).
Not to worry though, they gave me a delicious pork belly...with pickled cabbage! and the staff doesn't rush the customer (at least the times I've visited they haven't).
One good thing about it is that it took over Rubyfruit which used to annoy the heck out of me when I'd pass by on the way to the post office.
Will Swine last? Hard to say. I was sure Saz would never close (the owners retired, it wasn't the rent amount); but it did and became Bayard something or other. Tough block and big competition at the far corner with Cowgirl (Hall of Fame) at 10th Street.