By Jimmy P, Special to the Hellenic News of America
The Flying Pig opened recently on the site of the former Irish Pub. The new operation is managed and operated by a team of four cousins with extensive experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry, who have expended a huge amount of effort and money to develop what they feel is a unique entertainment and dining environment. One senses this uniqueness as soon as one approaches the Tavern and sees the large brightly colored statue of the Tavern’s mascot, the Flying Pig.
Inside the richly appointed bar area, more than 20 craft beers are available, including 10 from New Jersey-based microbreweries. More than a dozen domestic and imported alcoholic beverages are also available in cans and bottles.
The menu, which is constantly being refined and perfected, contains much more than ‘ordinary‘ bar food, and at present lists no less than 93 items. In such categories as items to share, salads and soup, wings, pizza, sandwiches, large plates, burgers, sides, and desserts. Most of the items on the menu have been crafted by members of the management team. Highlights of the menu include: The Big Dip: Fire Roasted Feta Cheese with Jalapeno Peppers, Diced Tomatoes, and Chips, all prepared in an iron skillet; The Big Pig Burger, consisting of Bacon, Onion Straws, Jack Cheese, Barbecue, and Hand Formed [Never Frozen] Signature Beef Patties; Chicken “65”, a Spicy, Deep Fried Chicken dish from India in which the Chicken is marinated in Greek Yogurt, Curry Powder, and Spices and is then served over rice; and for Desert, Nutella Pizza!
The full bar and dining room on the first floor are currently in operation, and there is live entertainment several times a week.
The second floor is in the process of being transformed into a venue for hosting private affairs such as birthdays, graduation parties, and anniversaries.
There is also a large and attractive patio area adjacent to the Restaurant which will be accessible to patrons, as soon as weather permits.
Lastly, there is abundant, secure, free parking available on site.
The Flying Pig is the complete package: Delicious and out-of-the-ordinary food; A full range of fine alcoholic beverages; and a fun, casual atmosphere in attractive, unique surroundings.
The Flying Pig Tavern and Tap Room welcomes singles, couples, and families and is open: Monday – Thursday 11 AM – 12 AM and Friday and Saturday 11 AM-2 AM. Address: 167 US -130 North, Bordentown , NJ, 08505  899-7447