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Sure, you can grab the usual slice, order your tried-and-true Thai takeout, or get a table at your favorite neighborhood standby — again. But, why go down like that when New York City is home to some of the world's most cutting-edge chefs, working their butts off whipping up unique culinary masterpieces day after day?
Maybe you'll want to call up some friends (you may need/want their help finishing some of these dishes), or perhaps going solo is more your style (not everyone likes to share). In any case, from octopus salami to scrambled emu eggs, here are eight palette-expanding dishes you should try this weekend.