With aspirations that far exceed the casual deli, Todd Ginsberg has given us a rare dining landmark. Bagels, pastries, and smoked meats are made in-house. Don’t miss his creamy New York–style cheesecake, Friday’s fried chicken with a crust that shatters like glass, and a show-stopping burger that’s loaded with a thick wedge of pastrami. 1540 Avenue Place, thegeneralmuir.com
This article originally appeared in our December 2014 issue.