Best Corned Beef Sandwich (2008)
Katz's/Second Avenue Deli
There's nothing like the sight of the deli man with his long fork poised like a harpoon as he prepares to stab a fresh corned beef out of the steaming brine at Katz's (205 East Houston Street, 212-254-2246). Ask for a club roll if you want an even bigger sandwich, and skip the salami, even if you have a boy or girl in the army. Of course, for pastrami, you'd better go to the tonier Second Avenue Deli (156 Second Avenue, 212-677-0606).