The Meatball ShopBlue Ribbon Brasserie Fried Chicken Bar Boulud's Croque MonsieurThe Spotted Pig Ricotta Gnudi

Its that time of the year again, the glorious summer months are over and winter is slowly creeping in. Days are shorter, nights are colder, and we're all pulling out those sweaters and scarves that have been hiding in the back of our closets since spring. And while we've sacrificed our carb cravings all summer to stay in shape for swimsuit weather, it's time to say goodbye to our calorie counting ways to give in to our inner-most food desires. Click through for our picks of the most delicious, hearty, stick-to-your-ribs dishes, and where to find them in NYC.

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