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The Bomb at Sal, Kris & Charlie's Deli
This messy, marvelous appetite assassin is a forearm-size sesame-seed loaf stacked with cold cuts (turkey, salami, prosciutto) and cheese (provolone, mozzarella, American) that resembles an edible phone book. 33-12 23rd Ave at 33rd St, Astoria, Queens (718-278-9240). $7.

The Bomb at Sal, Kris & Charlie's Deli
This messy, marvelous appetite assassin is a forearm-size sesame-seed loaf stacked with cold cuts (turkey, salami, prosciutto) and cheese (provolone, mozzarella, American) that resembles an edible phone book. 33-12 23rd Ave at 33rd St, Astoria, Queens (718-278-9240). $7.

Braised-beef banh mi at Nh Ti
Brisket is loaded onto a baguette with pickled daikon, carrots and cucumber, creating a rich, unorthodox banh mi with one foot in the South, the other in Southeast Asia. 160 Havemeyer St between South 2nd and 3rd Sts, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-599-1820). $7.

Brisket sandwich at David's Brisket House
In the heart of Caribbean Bed-Stuy exists a Jewish deli serving lusciously fatty, fall-apart brisket cooked daily and cut into plump slices, then piled between rye. Don't forget the gravy. 533 Nostrand Ave between Atlantic Ave and Herkimer St, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn (718-789-1155). $5.

Cajun-style roast-beef sub at City Sub
Among this tiny shop's huge heros, we favor the Cajun-seasoned roast beef with pepper-jack cheese—toasted till crusty and gooey—dressed with sweet peppers, lettuce and spicy brown mustard. 450 Bergen St between Flatbush and Fifth Aves, Park Slope, Brooklyn (718-398-2592). $6.99.

Chicken burger at Michael's Prime Meats
Don't have a cow: The circa-1931 butchery grinds secret-recipe chicken-breast patties packed with onions and green peppers that, when grilled slow, are as juicy as prime-beef burgers. 1412 Nostrand Ave between Linden Blvd and Martense St, Flatbush, Brooklyn (718-284-8344, michaelsprimemeats.com). $4.99/lb.

Egg sandwich at Bark Hot Dogs
A compact English muffin layered with ginger-spiked house-made sausage, a custardy round of egg and melted Grafton cheddar: That's what we call breakfast. 474 Bergen St between Flatbush and Fifth Aves, Park Slope, Brooklyn (718-789-1939, barkhotdogs.com). $5.50.

French-dip sandwich at Walter Foods
Williamsburg's American brasserie does this pub classic right. Slices of moist filet mignon are nestled in a crisp Amy's baguette slicked with horseradish cream—the jus on the side is for dipping. 253 Grand St between Driggs Ave and Roebling St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-387-8783, walterfoods.com). $18.

Glazed meat-loaf sandwich at Rye
Chef-owner Cal Elliott blends a cornucopia of cuts (duck, veal, pork, ground beef and short rib) into an opulent meat loaf, which he tops with frise, onion jam, buttermilk-fried onions and horseradish, and tucks into a crusty focaccia hero. 247 South 1st St between Havemeyer and Roebling Sts, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-218-8047, ryerestaurant.com). $14.

House hot dog at Bark Hot Dogs
Haute dogs are often more bark than bite, but not these pups—a mix of beef and pork blended and stuffed upstate at Hartmann's Old World Sausage. They have a snappy casing, plus a smooth, slightly smoky filling best enjoyed with yellow mustard. 474 Bergen St between Flatbush and Fifth Aves, Park Slope, Brooklyn (718-789-1939, barkhotdogs.com). $4.25.

Lamb pastrami at Char No. 4
Char's tender, smoky lamb pastrami—tissue-thin slices on seeded rye with coriander-spiked aioli—takes a week of curing before it makes it onto the plate. Not surprisingly, it goes perfectly with a glass of bourbon from the restaurant's famously large selection. 196 Smith St between Baltic and Warren Sts, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn (718-643-2106, charno4.com). $12.

Porchetta sandwich at Locanda Verde
Remarkably moist roasted pork is sliced and drenched in drippings, anointed with sweet onions and provolone, then stuffed into a squishy bun. Philly cheesesteaks, be ashamed. 377 Greenwich St at North Moore St (212-925-3797, locandaverdenyc.com). $16.

Shack Stack at Shake Shack
A panko-crusted portobello mushroom oozing melted cheddar and Muenster cheeses is crammed into the same bun as a Pat LaFrieda--blended cheeseburger. It's an unholy union—God help us. Madison Square Park, E 23rd St at Madison Ave (212-889-6600, shakeshacknyc.com)*366 Columbus Ave at 77th St (646-747-8770). $8.75.

Turkey hero and Arnold Palmer at Douglaston Delicatessen
This homespun deli shuns Boar's Head and roasts its own turkey, resulting in moist sandwich meat ready for your favorite fixings. To drink? An Arnold Palmer made with fresh-squeezed lemon juice. 44-23 Douglaston Pkwy at 44th Ave, Douglaston, Queens (718-631-3353). Hero: $6.45. Arnold Palmer: $2.10.

Turkey-leg sandwich at Henry Public
There's no mayo or mustard to be found in this moist turkey sandwich, just a whole turkey leg braised in peppered cream sauce, shredded pulled-pork-style and then piled—along with crispy fried onions and the juice it was cooked in—on rye-and-potato toast. 329 Henry St between Atlantic Ave and Pacific St, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn (718-852-8630). $12.

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Fuego Grande

Chicken burger at Michael's Prime Meats - You might not think much of a pattie that comes frozen and boxed with 9 others, but then you would be missing out. Although unassuming, this bird-burger is a real treat. Full of flavor and about as easy to cook as Lean Cuisine, which this is with very little fat. They suggest to cook frozen and they are right. Fast, flavorful and fantastic.