Rather than a warmed-over $1 slice, why not pregame with pizza at one of the city's excellent sit-down spots: Kesté or Motorino? And rather than a midnight Big Mac, why not start with a respectable burger? Whitman's is in the heart of the East Village, and they've got burgers for your every mood
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