Credit: Thomas Hawk

Marie’s Pizza & Liquors

Marie’s Pizza & Liquors—an old-school, family-run charmer in Mayfair that’s conveniently attached to a package store—had us at pizza and liquors. The tavern-style pies they’ve been slinging since 1940 are solid and the pitchers of beer are cold, but visit on a Thursday night to be transported to a bygone era by the house jazz band that sets up in the dining room. (On weekends a strolling trio takes requests tableside.) I don’t know much about jazz, but I do know it made eating half of a large pizza feel a lot classier.