119 Seventh Avenue, 212-414-1717
This version is fork-bendingly dense with a stainworthy sauce of tomato and onion.
2315 Broadway, at 84th Street, 212-580-8700
This Sunday-evening special is a retro classic, replete with crinkly strips of bacon into the edges.
365 Park Ave. South, 212-213-4008
A baroque blend of beef and veal, plus salami, prosciutto, egg, and raisins, simmered in tangy tomato sauce.
242 E. 81st Street, 212-517-8826
You’ve had the $50 burger; now meet the $25 meat loaf. Remarkably light, with a chili glaze.
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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.