Last week we attempted to get tickets to Next. The horror stories of virtual waiting rooms and impossible-to-snag tables are true. Needless to say, after two hours on the ticketing site, we did not secure a table for their current menu, "The Hunt." We did, however, pull out all of our eyebrow hairs in an act of stress. Until they grow back, we will stick with these nonticketed tasting menus that are safe for diners on a budget. Does a tasting menu you've tried qualify as a "best meal ever"? Submit your favorite meal of all time in our contest for a chance to win $500.