These photos were taken within the last week....
The "Woody Allen" from the Carnegie Deli
. Corned beef is on top, pastrami is on the bottom. Admittedly, this machine-sliced meat is a little thicker than most, but it is my favorite of the machine-sliced joints - Harold's included. The sandwich runs (I think) $17.95 and fed me for three days - and I actually ended up throwing some of it out (yeah....blaspheme).
The corned beef sandwich from Katz's Delicatessen
I don't usually get the chance to sample both of these places in such close time with one another, but this was a unique week. I am actually sitting about 20 minutes from Harold's and am seriously considering making a run down there before my flight this afternoon.
I definitely prefer the hand-sliced meat versus the machine-sliced. IMHO, the meat is significantly more flavorful. MD
is good - for south Florida
. I went there a few years ago with wanderingjew
- and it passed his smell-test, if I remember right. It is not in the same league as anything one would find in the northeast.
This photo was taken a few years ago.
I believe that they do serve National brand corned beef, but they do give you a decent sandwich for a pretty fair price. They do have some standout bakery items, though, including their crumb-topped coffee cake - for which I would make the three-hour drive south!