Meatball at Prime Italian. One pound of meat really sounds like too much, but when you bite into Prime Italian's massive meatball and that Kobe beef melts on your tongue, you decide one pound is just enough. At $30, it's definitely an overindulgent appetizer, but finding a meatball this good is such a rarity that it's worth the splurge. Baked in a brick oven, this bad boy comes covered in creamy bufala ricotta and soaked in a chunky sauce. With a bounty of basil on top, it's like a salad — a steamy, meaty, delicious salad that will knock your socks off.

McBelly at Pubbelly. Of all the pork belly dishes at Pubbelly, this decadent little sandwich is the best. A thick slab of pork belly, kimchi, pickled cucumbers, and thinly sliced onions are served on a soft bun that's drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with coarse salt. It's a pleasure — a guilty one — to eat the $6 McBelly. Order two and call it a night. You and your palate will be very satisfied.

By Riki Altman, Ily Goyanes, Margaux Herrera, Lee Klein, Alexandra Leon, Paula Niño, Christina Staalstrom, Liz Tracy, and John Zur.

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