Mekelburg’s is in the back of a small specialty foods store on a residential street in Clinton Hill, and it makes some of the best sandwiches in the city. The porchetta and the duck banh mi are both great, and definitely get a loaded baked potato with toppings like bacon and raclette or cod and caviar. You can sit at the bar and try and try different rare beers, or hang at a picnic table on the outdoor back patio with a group.
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Locanda Vini e Olii
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Emily not only has some of the best pizza in the city, it’s also got one of the best burgers. That means you should probably get there soon.
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Good Enough To Eat
The Upper West Side may not be flush with noteworthy dining out options, but they certainly have one meal on lockdown – brunch. Good Enough To Eat has been an institution up in these parts for a good 30 years, and a spot we'll happily go to for simple, heavy handed home cooking.
Bar Beau serves good cocktails and shareable small plates in an attractive space in Williamsburg.
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We wish there was a Daily Provisions on every corner, so that we would never be far from their excellent breakfast and lunch.
Frankel’s is a Jewish deli in the same vein as Russ & Daughters, but on its own level entirely.
Faicco’s Italian Specialities
Faicco’s is an incredible Italian deli that’s been open since 1900, and their chicken cutlet sandwich is unbeatable.
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