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New Restaurant, Swine, Opens in New York City's West Village

New Restaurant, Swine, Opens in New York City's West Village

Yesterday, July 30, marked the grand opening of the West Village’s newest epicurean addition, Swine. The 70-seat, two-level restaurant and bar is an edgy yet sophisticated establishment, adorned with a vintage pinball machine and a repurposed communal ping-pong table. "We wanted to bridge the gap between a laid-back, neighborhood joint, and a finer dining experience," said owner John McNulty.

Chef Phil Conlon, who formerly worked at Café Cluny and Extra Virgin, carefully designed Swine’s menu, choosing dishes that would pair nicely with a variety of wines. According to Swine's spokesperson, the menu is "a compilation of the food [Conlon] likes to eat, and food that would pair well with wine."

As the name suggests, Swine (a play on words for pork and wine) offers a wide array of pork dishes, including crispy pig’s head terrine, pork belly with sweet chile glaze and spicy pickled cabbage, and pork rillettes with apricot mostarda. Swine offers plenty of fish, poultry, and vegetable options as well.

"The food and drink at Swine, like the interior, will be accessible though refined," said McNulty.

Swine offers an affordable selection of wines from around the world, with 14 wines available by the glass (prices range from $5 to $16) and four wines on tap. Fourteen wines will also be available by the half-bottle, and 70 by full bottle.

For diners that want to linger into the wee hours of the night, Swine is open until 3 a.m., filling a niche in a hot spot neighborhood that has few late-night dining options. Swine is currently only open for dinner and late-night feasting, but they plan to serve brunch and lunchtime fare in the future.


'Queer Eye' star Antoni Porowski opening health-conscious fast-casual restaurant in New York

“Queer Eye” fans won’t have to go on the Netflix makeover series to get a taste of Antoni Porowski’s cooking.

The Fab Five member and resident food expert is opening his own restaurant in New York City’s West Village … and no, it won’t be avocado-themed.

Despite Porowski jokingly becoming associated with the popular fruit after only a few episodes of the show, his new culinary endeavor will serve a variety of fast-casual foods for the “30s health and fitness” crowd, The New York Times reports.

The restaurant, Village Den, will open in the former diner of the same name and will serve comfort-themed dishes with a healthy spin, like cabbage rolls stuffed with turkey and cauliflower rice and macadamia-crusted fish sticks with maple parsnip mash, with low carb and Keto-friendly options, according to the Times.

Porowski's new restaurant, Village Den, will be housed in an old diner of the same name in New York City's West Village. (Google)

In preparation for the opening, Porowski said he and his business partners spent three weeks “locked in a kitchen” coming up with the menu.

No stranger to the culinary world, Porowski spent over a decade pre- “Queer Eye” fame working in the industry in New York and Montreal as a busboy, waiter, general manager and sommelier.

“I have experience more on the front-of-house side of things, but I’ve always had a strong reverence and a respect for chefs…they’ve always been sort of like my rockstars,” Porowski said at a “Queer Eye” panel in June.

While Porowski said it was never his “dream” to open a restaurant, at Village Den, he plans to leave the day-to-day operations to his partners, Lisle Richards and Eric Marx of the Metric restaurant group, so he can “hyper-focus on one simple thing, which is food,” he told the Times.

“I realized that [food has] been this constant [in my life] that’s always been there in some way, shape, or form, whether it’s privately cooking for my family and loved ones and friends, to working in a professional capacity. It’s always been there," Porowski said.

Village Den is reportedly scheduled to open in September and Porowski’s cookbook, featuring over 100 recipes, is set to be published in the spring of next year.


'Queer Eye' star Antoni Porowski opening health-conscious fast-casual restaurant in New York

“Queer Eye” fans won’t have to go on the Netflix makeover series to get a taste of Antoni Porowski’s cooking.

The Fab Five member and resident food expert is opening his own restaurant in New York City’s West Village … and no, it won’t be avocado-themed.

Despite Porowski jokingly becoming associated with the popular fruit after only a few episodes of the show, his new culinary endeavor will serve a variety of fast-casual foods for the “30s health and fitness” crowd, The New York Times reports.

The restaurant, Village Den, will open in the former diner of the same name and will serve comfort-themed dishes with a healthy spin, like cabbage rolls stuffed with turkey and cauliflower rice and macadamia-crusted fish sticks with maple parsnip mash, with low carb and Keto-friendly options, according to the Times.

Porowski's new restaurant, Village Den, will be housed in an old diner of the same name in New York City's West Village. (Google)

In preparation for the opening, Porowski said he and his business partners spent three weeks “locked in a kitchen” coming up with the menu.

No stranger to the culinary world, Porowski spent over a decade pre- “Queer Eye” fame working in the industry in New York and Montreal as a busboy, waiter, general manager and sommelier.

“I have experience more on the front-of-house side of things, but I’ve always had a strong reverence and a respect for chefs…they’ve always been sort of like my rockstars,” Porowski said at a “Queer Eye” panel in June.

While Porowski said it was never his “dream” to open a restaurant, at Village Den, he plans to leave the day-to-day operations to his partners, Lisle Richards and Eric Marx of the Metric restaurant group, so he can “hyper-focus on one simple thing, which is food,” he told the Times.

“I realized that [food has] been this constant [in my life] that’s always been there in some way, shape, or form, whether it’s privately cooking for my family and loved ones and friends, to working in a professional capacity. It’s always been there," Porowski said.

Village Den is reportedly scheduled to open in September and Porowski’s cookbook, featuring over 100 recipes, is set to be published in the spring of next year.


'Queer Eye' star Antoni Porowski opening health-conscious fast-casual restaurant in New York

“Queer Eye” fans won’t have to go on the Netflix makeover series to get a taste of Antoni Porowski’s cooking.

The Fab Five member and resident food expert is opening his own restaurant in New York City’s West Village … and no, it won’t be avocado-themed.

Despite Porowski jokingly becoming associated with the popular fruit after only a few episodes of the show, his new culinary endeavor will serve a variety of fast-casual foods for the “30s health and fitness” crowd, The New York Times reports.

The restaurant, Village Den, will open in the former diner of the same name and will serve comfort-themed dishes with a healthy spin, like cabbage rolls stuffed with turkey and cauliflower rice and macadamia-crusted fish sticks with maple parsnip mash, with low carb and Keto-friendly options, according to the Times.

Porowski's new restaurant, Village Den, will be housed in an old diner of the same name in New York City's West Village. (Google)

In preparation for the opening, Porowski said he and his business partners spent three weeks “locked in a kitchen” coming up with the menu.

No stranger to the culinary world, Porowski spent over a decade pre- “Queer Eye” fame working in the industry in New York and Montreal as a busboy, waiter, general manager and sommelier.

“I have experience more on the front-of-house side of things, but I’ve always had a strong reverence and a respect for chefs…they’ve always been sort of like my rockstars,” Porowski said at a “Queer Eye” panel in June.

While Porowski said it was never his “dream” to open a restaurant, at Village Den, he plans to leave the day-to-day operations to his partners, Lisle Richards and Eric Marx of the Metric restaurant group, so he can “hyper-focus on one simple thing, which is food,” he told the Times.

“I realized that [food has] been this constant [in my life] that’s always been there in some way, shape, or form, whether it’s privately cooking for my family and loved ones and friends, to working in a professional capacity. It’s always been there," Porowski said.

Village Den is reportedly scheduled to open in September and Porowski’s cookbook, featuring over 100 recipes, is set to be published in the spring of next year.


'Queer Eye' star Antoni Porowski opening health-conscious fast-casual restaurant in New York

“Queer Eye” fans won’t have to go on the Netflix makeover series to get a taste of Antoni Porowski’s cooking.

The Fab Five member and resident food expert is opening his own restaurant in New York City’s West Village … and no, it won’t be avocado-themed.

Despite Porowski jokingly becoming associated with the popular fruit after only a few episodes of the show, his new culinary endeavor will serve a variety of fast-casual foods for the “30s health and fitness” crowd, The New York Times reports.

The restaurant, Village Den, will open in the former diner of the same name and will serve comfort-themed dishes with a healthy spin, like cabbage rolls stuffed with turkey and cauliflower rice and macadamia-crusted fish sticks with maple parsnip mash, with low carb and Keto-friendly options, according to the Times.

Porowski's new restaurant, Village Den, will be housed in an old diner of the same name in New York City's West Village. (Google)

In preparation for the opening, Porowski said he and his business partners spent three weeks “locked in a kitchen” coming up with the menu.

No stranger to the culinary world, Porowski spent over a decade pre- “Queer Eye” fame working in the industry in New York and Montreal as a busboy, waiter, general manager and sommelier.

“I have experience more on the front-of-house side of things, but I’ve always had a strong reverence and a respect for chefs…they’ve always been sort of like my rockstars,” Porowski said at a “Queer Eye” panel in June.

While Porowski said it was never his “dream” to open a restaurant, at Village Den, he plans to leave the day-to-day operations to his partners, Lisle Richards and Eric Marx of the Metric restaurant group, so he can “hyper-focus on one simple thing, which is food,” he told the Times.

“I realized that [food has] been this constant [in my life] that’s always been there in some way, shape, or form, whether it’s privately cooking for my family and loved ones and friends, to working in a professional capacity. It’s always been there," Porowski said.

Village Den is reportedly scheduled to open in September and Porowski’s cookbook, featuring over 100 recipes, is set to be published in the spring of next year.


'Queer Eye' star Antoni Porowski opening health-conscious fast-casual restaurant in New York

“Queer Eye” fans won’t have to go on the Netflix makeover series to get a taste of Antoni Porowski’s cooking.

The Fab Five member and resident food expert is opening his own restaurant in New York City’s West Village … and no, it won’t be avocado-themed.

Despite Porowski jokingly becoming associated with the popular fruit after only a few episodes of the show, his new culinary endeavor will serve a variety of fast-casual foods for the “30s health and fitness” crowd, The New York Times reports.

The restaurant, Village Den, will open in the former diner of the same name and will serve comfort-themed dishes with a healthy spin, like cabbage rolls stuffed with turkey and cauliflower rice and macadamia-crusted fish sticks with maple parsnip mash, with low carb and Keto-friendly options, according to the Times.

Porowski's new restaurant, Village Den, will be housed in an old diner of the same name in New York City's West Village. (Google)

In preparation for the opening, Porowski said he and his business partners spent three weeks “locked in a kitchen” coming up with the menu.

No stranger to the culinary world, Porowski spent over a decade pre- “Queer Eye” fame working in the industry in New York and Montreal as a busboy, waiter, general manager and sommelier.

“I have experience more on the front-of-house side of things, but I’ve always had a strong reverence and a respect for chefs…they’ve always been sort of like my rockstars,” Porowski said at a “Queer Eye” panel in June.

While Porowski said it was never his “dream” to open a restaurant, at Village Den, he plans to leave the day-to-day operations to his partners, Lisle Richards and Eric Marx of the Metric restaurant group, so he can “hyper-focus on one simple thing, which is food,” he told the Times.

“I realized that [food has] been this constant [in my life] that’s always been there in some way, shape, or form, whether it’s privately cooking for my family and loved ones and friends, to working in a professional capacity. It’s always been there," Porowski said.

Village Den is reportedly scheduled to open in September and Porowski’s cookbook, featuring over 100 recipes, is set to be published in the spring of next year.


'Queer Eye' star Antoni Porowski opening health-conscious fast-casual restaurant in New York

“Queer Eye” fans won’t have to go on the Netflix makeover series to get a taste of Antoni Porowski’s cooking.

The Fab Five member and resident food expert is opening his own restaurant in New York City’s West Village … and no, it won’t be avocado-themed.

Despite Porowski jokingly becoming associated with the popular fruit after only a few episodes of the show, his new culinary endeavor will serve a variety of fast-casual foods for the “30s health and fitness” crowd, The New York Times reports.

The restaurant, Village Den, will open in the former diner of the same name and will serve comfort-themed dishes with a healthy spin, like cabbage rolls stuffed with turkey and cauliflower rice and macadamia-crusted fish sticks with maple parsnip mash, with low carb and Keto-friendly options, according to the Times.

Porowski's new restaurant, Village Den, will be housed in an old diner of the same name in New York City's West Village. (Google)

In preparation for the opening, Porowski said he and his business partners spent three weeks “locked in a kitchen” coming up with the menu.

No stranger to the culinary world, Porowski spent over a decade pre- “Queer Eye” fame working in the industry in New York and Montreal as a busboy, waiter, general manager and sommelier.

“I have experience more on the front-of-house side of things, but I’ve always had a strong reverence and a respect for chefs…they’ve always been sort of like my rockstars,” Porowski said at a “Queer Eye” panel in June.

While Porowski said it was never his “dream” to open a restaurant, at Village Den, he plans to leave the day-to-day operations to his partners, Lisle Richards and Eric Marx of the Metric restaurant group, so he can “hyper-focus on one simple thing, which is food,” he told the Times.

“I realized that [food has] been this constant [in my life] that’s always been there in some way, shape, or form, whether it’s privately cooking for my family and loved ones and friends, to working in a professional capacity. It’s always been there," Porowski said.

Village Den is reportedly scheduled to open in September and Porowski’s cookbook, featuring over 100 recipes, is set to be published in the spring of next year.


'Queer Eye' star Antoni Porowski opening health-conscious fast-casual restaurant in New York

“Queer Eye” fans won’t have to go on the Netflix makeover series to get a taste of Antoni Porowski’s cooking.

The Fab Five member and resident food expert is opening his own restaurant in New York City’s West Village … and no, it won’t be avocado-themed.

Despite Porowski jokingly becoming associated with the popular fruit after only a few episodes of the show, his new culinary endeavor will serve a variety of fast-casual foods for the “30s health and fitness” crowd, The New York Times reports.

The restaurant, Village Den, will open in the former diner of the same name and will serve comfort-themed dishes with a healthy spin, like cabbage rolls stuffed with turkey and cauliflower rice and macadamia-crusted fish sticks with maple parsnip mash, with low carb and Keto-friendly options, according to the Times.

Porowski's new restaurant, Village Den, will be housed in an old diner of the same name in New York City's West Village. (Google)

In preparation for the opening, Porowski said he and his business partners spent three weeks “locked in a kitchen” coming up with the menu.

No stranger to the culinary world, Porowski spent over a decade pre- “Queer Eye” fame working in the industry in New York and Montreal as a busboy, waiter, general manager and sommelier.

“I have experience more on the front-of-house side of things, but I’ve always had a strong reverence and a respect for chefs…they’ve always been sort of like my rockstars,” Porowski said at a “Queer Eye” panel in June.

While Porowski said it was never his “dream” to open a restaurant, at Village Den, he plans to leave the day-to-day operations to his partners, Lisle Richards and Eric Marx of the Metric restaurant group, so he can “hyper-focus on one simple thing, which is food,” he told the Times.

“I realized that [food has] been this constant [in my life] that’s always been there in some way, shape, or form, whether it’s privately cooking for my family and loved ones and friends, to working in a professional capacity. It’s always been there," Porowski said.

Village Den is reportedly scheduled to open in September and Porowski’s cookbook, featuring over 100 recipes, is set to be published in the spring of next year.


'Queer Eye' star Antoni Porowski opening health-conscious fast-casual restaurant in New York

“Queer Eye” fans won’t have to go on the Netflix makeover series to get a taste of Antoni Porowski’s cooking.

The Fab Five member and resident food expert is opening his own restaurant in New York City’s West Village … and no, it won’t be avocado-themed.

Despite Porowski jokingly becoming associated with the popular fruit after only a few episodes of the show, his new culinary endeavor will serve a variety of fast-casual foods for the “30s health and fitness” crowd, The New York Times reports.

The restaurant, Village Den, will open in the former diner of the same name and will serve comfort-themed dishes with a healthy spin, like cabbage rolls stuffed with turkey and cauliflower rice and macadamia-crusted fish sticks with maple parsnip mash, with low carb and Keto-friendly options, according to the Times.

Porowski's new restaurant, Village Den, will be housed in an old diner of the same name in New York City's West Village. (Google)

In preparation for the opening, Porowski said he and his business partners spent three weeks “locked in a kitchen” coming up with the menu.

No stranger to the culinary world, Porowski spent over a decade pre- “Queer Eye” fame working in the industry in New York and Montreal as a busboy, waiter, general manager and sommelier.

“I have experience more on the front-of-house side of things, but I’ve always had a strong reverence and a respect for chefs…they’ve always been sort of like my rockstars,” Porowski said at a “Queer Eye” panel in June.

While Porowski said it was never his “dream” to open a restaurant, at Village Den, he plans to leave the day-to-day operations to his partners, Lisle Richards and Eric Marx of the Metric restaurant group, so he can “hyper-focus on one simple thing, which is food,” he told the Times.

“I realized that [food has] been this constant [in my life] that’s always been there in some way, shape, or form, whether it’s privately cooking for my family and loved ones and friends, to working in a professional capacity. It’s always been there," Porowski said.

Village Den is reportedly scheduled to open in September and Porowski’s cookbook, featuring over 100 recipes, is set to be published in the spring of next year.


'Queer Eye' star Antoni Porowski opening health-conscious fast-casual restaurant in New York

“Queer Eye” fans won’t have to go on the Netflix makeover series to get a taste of Antoni Porowski’s cooking.

The Fab Five member and resident food expert is opening his own restaurant in New York City’s West Village … and no, it won’t be avocado-themed.

Despite Porowski jokingly becoming associated with the popular fruit after only a few episodes of the show, his new culinary endeavor will serve a variety of fast-casual foods for the “30s health and fitness” crowd, The New York Times reports.

The restaurant, Village Den, will open in the former diner of the same name and will serve comfort-themed dishes with a healthy spin, like cabbage rolls stuffed with turkey and cauliflower rice and macadamia-crusted fish sticks with maple parsnip mash, with low carb and Keto-friendly options, according to the Times.

Porowski's new restaurant, Village Den, will be housed in an old diner of the same name in New York City's West Village. (Google)

In preparation for the opening, Porowski said he and his business partners spent three weeks “locked in a kitchen” coming up with the menu.

No stranger to the culinary world, Porowski spent over a decade pre- “Queer Eye” fame working in the industry in New York and Montreal as a busboy, waiter, general manager and sommelier.

“I have experience more on the front-of-house side of things, but I’ve always had a strong reverence and a respect for chefs…they’ve always been sort of like my rockstars,” Porowski said at a “Queer Eye” panel in June.

While Porowski said it was never his “dream” to open a restaurant, at Village Den, he plans to leave the day-to-day operations to his partners, Lisle Richards and Eric Marx of the Metric restaurant group, so he can “hyper-focus on one simple thing, which is food,” he told the Times.

“I realized that [food has] been this constant [in my life] that’s always been there in some way, shape, or form, whether it’s privately cooking for my family and loved ones and friends, to working in a professional capacity. It’s always been there," Porowski said.

Village Den is reportedly scheduled to open in September and Porowski’s cookbook, featuring over 100 recipes, is set to be published in the spring of next year.


'Queer Eye' star Antoni Porowski opening health-conscious fast-casual restaurant in New York

“Queer Eye” fans won’t have to go on the Netflix makeover series to get a taste of Antoni Porowski’s cooking.

The Fab Five member and resident food expert is opening his own restaurant in New York City’s West Village … and no, it won’t be avocado-themed.

Despite Porowski jokingly becoming associated with the popular fruit after only a few episodes of the show, his new culinary endeavor will serve a variety of fast-casual foods for the “30s health and fitness” crowd, The New York Times reports.

The restaurant, Village Den, will open in the former diner of the same name and will serve comfort-themed dishes with a healthy spin, like cabbage rolls stuffed with turkey and cauliflower rice and macadamia-crusted fish sticks with maple parsnip mash, with low carb and Keto-friendly options, according to the Times.

Porowski's new restaurant, Village Den, will be housed in an old diner of the same name in New York City's West Village. (Google)

In preparation for the opening, Porowski said he and his business partners spent three weeks “locked in a kitchen” coming up with the menu.

No stranger to the culinary world, Porowski spent over a decade pre- “Queer Eye” fame working in the industry in New York and Montreal as a busboy, waiter, general manager and sommelier.

“I have experience more on the front-of-house side of things, but I’ve always had a strong reverence and a respect for chefs…they’ve always been sort of like my rockstars,” Porowski said at a “Queer Eye” panel in June.

While Porowski said it was never his “dream” to open a restaurant, at Village Den, he plans to leave the day-to-day operations to his partners, Lisle Richards and Eric Marx of the Metric restaurant group, so he can “hyper-focus on one simple thing, which is food,” he told the Times.

“I realized that [food has] been this constant [in my life] that’s always been there in some way, shape, or form, whether it’s privately cooking for my family and loved ones and friends, to working in a professional capacity. It’s always been there," Porowski said.

Village Den is reportedly scheduled to open in September and Porowski’s cookbook, featuring over 100 recipes, is set to be published in the spring of next year.


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