- Broadway Panhandler
65 E. 8th Street, 212-966-3434
Norman Kornblueth, owner of Broadway Panhandler, developed his passion for knives as an Eagle Scout. These days, he stocks one of the city’s most comprehensive selections, encompassing about 30 top brands, from the ever-popular Wusthof to Kyocera, maker of those ultra-sharp Japanese ceramic knives. An eight-inch steel cook’s knife will cost you anywhere from $34 (Mundial) to $80 (Wusthof). The staff will help you choose and show you how to hold a knife correctly with your thumb and forefinger.
Best Chef's Knives
From the 2003 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).