2005_10_food_vvbestof2.jpgAccording to the Village Voice Best of New York Issue's food picks, the "Best Use of Belly" is the pork belly at Taste of West Lake in Flushing. Personally, Gothamist thinks the best use of our belly is to run down the full list and try to taste everything on it, including the "Chillest Chilaquiles" at El Paisa in Bushwick, (we've been looking for good chilaquiles for ages!), the "Choicest Cheesecake" at Junior's (as Siestema says, "Well, duh!), the "Sauciest Ceviches" at Mercadito (both East and West Village locations), and the "Peppiest Pasta" at Cacio e Pepe in the East Village.

Illustration by Melinda Beck for the Village Voice.