217 Eldridge St., 10002, between Stanton and Rivington Sts., 212-253-9199
A deliciously unsophisticated wild-boar lasagne guaranteed to make me lose my civility should anyone get too close with an errant fork.
We asked our house foodies to give us the lowdown on a few of their favorite things.
- Via Emilia
240 Park Ave. South, 10003, between 19th and 20th Sts., 212-505-3072
It’s properly wet and soupy without losing its structure, just like my mama never used to make.
- Cipriani Le Specialitŕ
110 E. 42nd St., 10017, between Lexington and Park Avenues, 212-557-5088
Alternating layers of sumptuous sauce and delicate, nearly diaphanous pasta prove you can never be too rich or too thin.
- Il Gattopardo
33 W. 54th St., 10019, between Fifth and Sixth Avenue, 212-246-0412
The Neapolitan lasagne di carnevale is a persuasive argument that the Emilia-Romagnan version is not the last word on the subject.
From the 2003 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
Where can you find the city’s top dog groomer? Last-minute tailor? Beef tongue? We eat, drink, dance, shop, shvitz, and trampoline our way around the city, not to mention poll scores of in-the-know colleagues, hard-partying friends, opinionated family members, and, this year, a team of guest expert bloggers to bring you answers to all of the above questions, and hundreds more, in the form of our annual “Best of New York” issue.