Caroline gave a great review of a restaurant in Alphabet City (Ave B x 12th St) called The Back 40, so last night we gave it a try. WOW! I can still taste the pork jowl nuggets in jalapeno jam. melt in your mouth! The atmosphere is like a rustic farmhouse. rough hewn tables and chairs, wood panelled walls, dim warm lighting. another treat was the order of freshly made doughnuts drizzled in a little bit of icing. As we finished our meal, two of the wait staff walked out of the kitchen carrying a whole suckling pig on a board. They made a tour of the restaurant and then carried it back into the kitchen and sliced it up. That was a bit unnerving. Other than that, a wonderfully pleasant, delicious meal. Thanks, Caroline!