Classic Coffee Shop isn't a place to go out of your way for, but it's a standout example of a dying breed of neighborhood luncheonettes worth preserving for its tuna melt alone. (The egg cream's pretty great too.)
Classic Coffee Shop
2013 has been a great year for sandwiches in New York. We welcomed some new favorites with roast beef, brisket, and several kinds of pork. We uncovered some outstanding tortas in the far reaches of Brooklyn and Queens. We explored the subtleties of what makes a great chicken parm. And we said goodbye to one of the city's finest purveyors of mozzarella. Here are our favorite NYC sandwiches from 2013.
What's it really like working the griddle in a diner? We chatted with four seasoned cooks at New York favorites to find out. Read on for tales of egg cream arguments, specialty dishes, and that time someone took out the trash stuffed with a corpse.