Manhattan - Jimmy's No. 43
This inviting basement brew bar has a gourmet secret: In addition to dark-wood tables, beer regalia, and 50 brands of mostly German, Belgian and Brooklyn suds, the dive has a tiny hot-plate-equipped kitchen turning out seasonal, locavore grub.
Gastropub worthy eats, rich in flavor and texture, range from cheddar-and-hominy soup to tomato-based shepherd’s pie, and entrees favor the school of "nose to tail" dining - heavy on lush pork belly, oxtails, and veal cheeks.
New York, NY 10003
Hours: Daily, noon-3am; kitchen is open from 5:30 p.m. to midnight.