Yes, there's a sandwich under that pile—two slices of rye, which they offer to toast despite the flood of gravy that comes when you order your turkey open-faced. The turkey—moist and well-seasoned, pulled in large chunks devoid of gristle—is mounded and mounded until you barely see the crust poking out.
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This is perhaps not the best pastrami in New York, but it's still quite nice, and half the price of what the city's pastrami royalty charge for the privilege.
The East Village may be best known these days as a nightlife neighborhood, but it also has breakfast down. And we don't mean brunch: we mean breakfast, available before you go to work on a weekday, something to nourish you rather than just nurse a hangover.
As usual I experienced so much serious deliciousness this year, so when Max asked me to come up with a list of my favorite must-eats, I found it excruciatingly difficult to limit myself to the usual ten, so I didn't.
Beef, that delicious master of forms. We love it cured into salty pink pastrami and layered on rye. We love it ground with Parmesan, shaped into meatballs, and lined up on a saucy sub. We love tender short ribs and grizzly burnt ends, stringy brisket and tangy corned beef. It's just so tasty in all its outfits; here are 25 to get you drooling.
What to eat (and drink) to keep warm on this snowy New York day: hot chocolate at Shake Shack, a grilled cheese at Bouchon Bakery, pancakes at Community Food & Juice, and more.
I don't know what's taken me so long to discover the Stage Restaurant, but now that I have I plan to be a regular there from now on. Great golden brown thin latkes, terrific cheese blintzes , and wonderful fried...