24. Pig candy
Butcher and the Rye (address and info)
This small plate packs big flavor with pork belly, apple kimchi, miso caramel, and cilantro. Conveniently, it pairs well with bourbon, of which there are 350 varieties at Butcher and the Rye.
25. Meatball panini
Emporio (address and info)
Your choice of meatballs -- the classic beef is a standout -- doused in a cheesy sauce or marinara and smashed inside a panini. What makes this panini so good? “Grandma’s secrets,” they say.
26. Popcorn panna cotta
Station (address and info)
Station’s meals are so delectable, it’s hard to save room for dessert, but do it for the popcorn panna cotta. Served in a Mason jar, this sweet treat starts with a thick helping of creamy panna cotta, then a drizzle of salted caramel, and finally finishes with caramel popcorn on top.
27. Santucci sub
Peppi’s Old Tyme Sandwich Shop (address and info)
Do not wear your skinny jeans here. The giant, messy Santucci is a hot Italian sub with extra meat, extra cheese, grilled peppers, onions, mushrooms, and hot peppers.
28. The Thin Man
Thin Man Sandwich Shop (address and info)
This fancy sammie combines chicken liver mousse, bacon, and frisée, topped with some red wine vinaigrette on a baguette, all prepared by classically trained, fine-dining chefs.