Food & Drink

Neighborhoods: Back Bay

2014 Winner: The Salty Pig

The Back Bay has plenty of tony white-tablecloth joints for affluent tourists and businesspeople with expense accounts, but where’s a hardworking local supposed to get a decent meal? This funky, multilevel gastropub is the answer. The Pig boasts a great selection of porky housemade charcuterie, some strong cheeses, fine wood-fired pizzas, a few hearty pastas and entrees, well-chosen wines by the glass and a terrific beer selection. It’s a relaxed, affordable godsend in a sometimes stuffy, pricey neighborhood.

The Salty Pig

130 Dartmouth St., Boston • (617) 536-6200

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