In this city, restaurants come and go faster than you can say "ethically sourced paleo burger." And even though there are great new additions to the culinary landscape popping up every week, you've gotta give kudos to anyone who can stick it out for over a year. We stopped by a number of these establishments that continue to serve mouthwatering meals and drinks this year as part of our ongoing Still Got It series. Here are our favorites, and stay tuned for more enduring spots in 2016.

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The salmon-wrapped poached eggs. (Yelp)

PENELOPE: This country-cafe-inspired Kips Bay brunch spot is good for its $18 prix fixe deal if you're willing to wait (and to trek to Midtown on a weekend), or if you'd prefer a low-commitment visit, for dinner on a weeknight. Try the salmon-wrapped poached eggs with your mimosa, or the salmon burger to end the day.

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The ropa vieja. (Yelp)

CAFECITO: This East Village Cuban standby is solid whether you're grabbing a sandwich to go, or having a sangria-soaked celebration with the family. The Cubano shines—it's worth the $11—and the ropa vieja is a hearty, delicious dinner choice at $21.

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The chicken tikka masala is one of many standards executed with unusual care. (Yelp)

GANDHI FINE INDIAN CUISINE: All neighborhoods should be so lucky as to have Gandhi for a local Indian restaurant. Delivery can take a while, but seats are usually available despite the restaurant being a hole-in-the-wall. At $13.95, the two-course meal deal (one appetizer, soup, or salad, and one entree with rice and bread) is a steal, and the achari gosth lamb dish stands out in a menu of staples that excels for its fresh ingredients rather than its inventiveness.

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The oxtail will fill you up. (Nathan Tempey/Gothamist)

THE ISLANDS: Another no-frills restaurant where the cheat code to beating the takeout wait is dining in, Crown Heights's The Islands is not for the calorie counter, but it's perfect for the winter if it ever comes. The buttery mac and cheese, and Jelly-soft oxtail are favorites on a menu packed with heavy Caribbean staples. Entrees range from $10-20.

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Trailer Park Lounge has a rich interior life. (Yelp)

TRAILER PARK LOUNGE: In a time of dive bar scarcity, this haven of kitschy Americana still serves up strong $8 margaritas and blissfully absorbent tater tots like its owners have never seen two Chase branches on the same block.