FACTS: Opened in 1923; located in Queens Village, Philadelphia
WHAT I ORDERED:
Sandwich: Pastrami, Corned Beef, Russian Dressing, and Coleslaw
Side: Potato Pancakes
Based on my level of excitement after witnessing towering heaps of food pass by, along with wondering how to tackle my own sky-high sandwich, I couldn’t have been any more delighted to dine here.
As happens at most Jewish delis, we were immediately served a bowl of half-sour and sour pickles. However, unlike at most Jewish delis, we were served their “Health Salad” instead of coleslaw. “Health salad?” Well, as it turns out, this is actually a more healthful version of coleslaw, minus the mayo and mixed with vinegar dressing instead.
As far as our monstrosity of a sandwich (which we split) was concerned, I decided to attack it with a knife and fork. The sandwich was served on rye, and we ordered the following ingredients: 50% pastrami, 50% corned beef, Russian dressing, and coleslaw. Not only was this sandwich incredible, it was worth every single calorie. The meat was tender and juicy and the bread was soft and chewy. Delish!
With each sandwich order, you may also select a side dish, so, of course, we chose the potato pancakes. They were crisp, delectable, and very cute in size.
If you are looking for an exceptional Jewish deli in Philadelphia, I highly, highly recommend this place. The longevity of this establishment is understandable, and I can’t wait to return.
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