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The Meatball Shop – Thanksgiving special

I’m skeptical of restaurants that specialize in one particular item, since they tend not be very good. The Meatball Shop is a notable exception. Following the well-deserved acclaim and success of their Lower East Side restaurant, Daniel Holzman (executive chef) and Michael Chernow (general manager) have expanded into two new locations: Williamsburg and the West Village. If you’ve ever been to the original Meatball Shop, you’ll know that noise and tight seating ensured having a casual conversation was nearly impossible. Fortunately, the location in the village, only two weeks old, has the same menu in a slightly more upscale setting.

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Mamoun’s vs Taim – best falafel of the village

Mamoun’s is the popular choice for many falafel-lovers, but a few blocks north and a few more blocks west is Taim, another falafel joint. I skipped breakfast so that I could compare both of their sandwiches over lunch.

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