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Posted by Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle on Sunday, November 4, 2012 1:17 AM

PastramiIt's been too long! So we paid a long overdue visit to Harold's last week for some pastrami (see the review). It was perfect, if you enjoy beef and smoke and garlic and salt and spice and fat. And we do. Of course, who can live on pastrami alone? So we also enjoyed a corned beef omelette sandwich:


Is the omelet really a sandwich? Is that a piece of bread peeking out from under at the right of the photo?
Posted by Michael Stern on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 7:24 AM

Do you mean that philosophically or literally? Yes, you see half of a toasted hard roll peeking out on the right. The left half of the roll is completely obscured.
Posted by Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 8:34 AM

I don't care what you call it. I call it fantastic!
Posted by Twinwillow on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 10:11 AM

A sandwich for four, it looks like! I love that place. Is Harold's your most visited RF place (other than De Lo's)?
Posted by ayersian on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 11:17 AM

De Lorenzo's, if you count both the original store and the one in Robbinsville, and include takeout, and include Sue's weekly visits with her tennis crowd - my estimate would be about 1000 visits. After that would have to be Mastoris, then it would be a close call between Walter's Hot Dogs, Greasy Nick's, the old Second Avenue Deli, Harold's, Sharkey's, Carnegie Deli, and all the Pepe's Pizzerias.
Posted by Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle on Sunday, Nov 4, 2012 12:15 PM

You're right. It's been too long a time away for me too. Have to pay a return visit
Posted by Phildelmar on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 10:36 AM

I stopped by Harold's a few months ago when I was in the area. I carried out pastrami, brisket, and rye bread. The meats were delicious and I would definitely go back for carry out. However, I would not want to eat there. The portions are so rediculously large that either the entire table wants to share one or two entrees or you are taking a lot of food home. Not what I want in a restaurant. The gimmick seems to work very well for them but not for me.
Posted by tsores on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 10:37 AM

One important note: Harold's is NOT a chain or franchise. The other "Harold's New York Deli's" in New Jersey are not related to the one in Edison. The one in Parsippany (which apparently is now out of business) was OK, but not great, and the one in Lyndhurst, well, here's what I had to say about it a couple of years back (note that it's in the forums, so don't click here if you don't want your "last visit" updated):
Posted by bartl on Monday, Nov 5, 2012 7:13 PM

It,s a pilgrimage destination for me, rather than a regular place. But, given the paucity of deli in Northern Delaware,it is always an oasis
Posted by Phildelmar on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 1:15 AM

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