- Olive's hero from Olive's: a sorta Muffuletta wannabe with sweet and spicy coppa, Genoa salami, and aged provolone—"but in lieu of olive salad it relies on a (mostly hidden) olive tapenade, as well as marinated onions, romaine, and tomatoes, on sourdough" [Eating in Translation]
- Grilled asparagus appetizer from Bistrouge: "I, the ovo-pescetarian who never tasted beef in my life, somehow thought these fibrous asparagus must be what beef steak tastes like" [Ramen and Friends]
- Anchovy fried rice at Pam Real Thai: fried jasmine rice, anchovy paste, Thai omelet, scallions, honey pork and tiny dried shrimp [Always Eating]
- Braised beef cheeks, served with saffron cabbage, bone marrow soubise, mustard spaetzle at 10 Downing [Goodies First]
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