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Top Five Archive

February 4, 2002
Super Bowl Spots

Any dive with a cable box and a framed Bill Gallo drawing can call itself a sports bar, but for the Super Bowl, nothing short of a headache-inducing surfeit of video screens makes the cut. Since SRO is the norm for big games, call to reserve a table.

December 2, 2002

Of course, you can find them at Zabar's and the 2nd Avenue Deli. But miraculous-tasting versions of Hanukkah's traditional potato pancakes appear all over town. Atkins devotees, avert your eyes.

March 17, 2003
Top Five Irish-Music Venues

When it comes to hearing traditional Irish music, you can’t rely on U2 to supply a bouncy fiddle line. Celebrate your Irish heritage (or someone’s, anyway) and get really jiggy with it at one of these Celtic-minded establishments. Green beer optional.

May 5, 2003
Cheap Beers

As more and more New Yorkers find their 401(k)s going down the drain, an inexpensive way to forget about one’s dreary finances is doubly inviting.

October 27, 2003
Cubano Sandwiches

Long before the rise of the pressed panino, there was the cubano, the greatest thing ever to happen to ham and cheese.

July 29, 2002
Bar Jukeboxes

"Dude -- more U2!" seems to be the usual method of stocking jukeboxes. But at a few bars around town, the music choices are eclectic and thoughtful. Here, great spots to be your own D.J.

July 28, 2003
Top Five Onion Rings

Onion rings that will make you want to hold the fries.

August 12, 2002
Waterfront Watering Holes

Where to order sea breezes by the sea, or at least by the harbor: five places to toss back a few while watching the boats and taking in the (ever so slightly cooling) river breeze.

April 26, 2004
Top 5: Spring Activities for Teens

Teens need distraction, too, especially when spring arrives.

March 10, 2003
New Brooklyn Bars: Top Five

Crave a Manhattan (the cocktail) but want to avoid Manhattan (the island)? Some recent additions to the Kings County liquor landscape.

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