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Feb 3, 2010 08:30 AM

Fun group meal ideas (like bo ssam at Momofuku)?

A friend is coming to town next weekend for her birthday, and I'd love to reserve a group meal for eight people. Unfortunately, Momofuku's bo ssam and fried chicken meals are already all booked. Does anybody know any other cool, reasonably priced (under $60/person) group meals/group tasting menus in Manhattan or Brooklyn?

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  1. I think at least one of the BBQ places in town will do a whole roast baby pig for a group if you arrange it ahead of time...maybe somebody can chime in with more info.

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    1. re: gutsofsteel

      Daisy May's does the whole or half pig roast. You can get a pork butt with sides for $150.

      1. re: gutsofsteel

        That would be Daisy May's. We haven't done the pig roast, but we have eaten there. In fact, we were there twice this past summer.

        Photos of the interior, as well as the food we had during the first of the two lunches, here:

        Photos of the food on our second visit here:

        1. re: RGR

          Did the big pig gig when they were BYOB. Had 20 of us in the back with coolers of beers and bourbon. Had a fantastic time.

      2. Resto also has a large format menu

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        1. re: ESNY

          My "goal" for this year is to do one of those large format meals at Resto. The difficulty is in choosing between suckling pig, goat and lamb.

        2. You could also order "The Whole Shebang" at Alta - i.e. all the tapas on the menu - which would work out under $60/person. That's on my to-do list this year.

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          1. re: fm1963

            that looks awesome. so they recommend 7-8 people? that doesn't even seem like enough to be honest. reminds me of that bit in monty python's 'life of brian'

            1. re: bigjeff

              I was going to recommend this as well - not out of experience as I've never tried it, but to live vicariously through anyone who might. Please go for it, and let us know how it goes :-).

          2. So, has anyone tried the whole goat thing at Resto yet?