We tried to come up with a joke about the revelation that our American forefathers were just a bunch of desperate, starving, colonist cannibals, but we couldn't think of a good pun. So here's a picture of a rabbit with a pancake on its head instead.
Sub Grub: Dave's Hoagies Open now
A workday lunch needn't be all fancified with quinoa "tartare" and such. This joint goes back to basics with simple Philly-style hoagies (pictured) in turkey, prosciutto, and Italian varieties, plus Tastykakes for dessert.
26 Cedar St. (William St.), Financial District (212-248-1000)
Good for One Tiny Hand: Tiny Fork Open now
This raw bar keeps it simple with oyster shooters, lobster rolls, and king crab on the cold side, in addition to Dungeness crab cakes, oyster sliders, and hand-cut fries on the side.
167 Orchard St. (Stanton St.), Lower East Side
MPD WTF: Manon Open now
"Zany" is perhaps the best descriptor for this sparkling new Meatpacking lounge that includes three floors of chandeliers and Corinithian columns, serving decadence like chilled foie, Berkshire chops, and a 28-day dry-aged strip loin.
407 W. 14th St. (9th Ave.), Meatpacking District (212-596-7255)
Call the Dentist: Sugar Factory American Brasserie Open now
This Las Vegas import certainly sugarcoats its mighty strong 36-ounce goblets of vodka, Red Bull, and gummy bears, although the pub grub menu of burgers, clubs, and steak frites might be less lethal for your liver.
46 Gansevoort St. (Greenwich St.) Meatpacking District (212-414-8700)
Season's Greetings: Miller's Near & Far Open now
This New American spot focuses on local, seasonal stuff for its menu, which includes collard greens salad and Sichaun-spiced chicken wings.
65 Rivington St. (Allen St.), Lower East Side (646-559-1210)