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2005/11/11 13:30:33 (permalink)

Does anyone remember?

The name of a Miami Beach deli that served wonderful sandwiches and was named after 2 men?? It may or may not have been on Collins Blvd. Don't remember. Last time I was there was in the late 70s.
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    Michael Hoffman
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    RE: Does anyone remember? 2005/11/11 13:58:38 (permalink)
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    The name of a Miami Beach deli that served wonderful sandwiches and was named after 2 men?? It may or may not have been on Collins Blvd. Don't remember. Last time I was there was in the late 70s.

    Do you mean Arnie and Richie's?
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    RE: Does anyone remember? 2005/11/11 15:40:49 (permalink)
    It very well may have been. Like I said last time I was there was in the 70's. I believe it may have been on a corner. Memory is vague, except I do remember the corned beef sandwiches were HUGE and very, very good.
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    RE: Does anyone remember? 2005/11/11 15:58:11 (permalink)
    How about Wolfie Cohen's Rascal House? As I recall, that's at Collins and Lincoln Road.
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    RE: Does anyone remember? 2005/11/11 16:19:44 (permalink)
    I don't really think the Rascal House is a deli, is it? I know they make fantastic pies and rolls and matzah ball soup and a pretty decent breakfast.
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    RE: Does anyone remember? 2005/11/11 16:30:08 (permalink)
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    I don't really think the Rascal House is a deli, is it? I know they make fantastic pies and rolls and matzah ball soup and a pretty decent breakfast.

    It's not a deli. It is a delicatessen. The word is used often to describe a restaurant that serves delicatessen foods.
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    RE: Does anyone remember? 2005/11/11 17:01:09 (permalink)
    No, it wasn't Wolfie Cohen's. I believe that opened in '78 and I was at this place in probably, '75. Thanks for your help though. If anyone else remembers it, please let me know. This is making me crazy!
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    RE: Does anyone remember? 2005/11/11 17:12:29 (permalink)
    You can explain, then, how I managed to eat pastrami sandwiches and cheesecake in Wolfie's with my grandmother in 1952?
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    RE: Does anyone remember? 2005/11/11 17:23:29 (permalink)
    In February, 1952 to be more specific.
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    RE: Does anyone remember? 2005/11/11 17:54:42 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

    In February, 1952 to be more specific.


    WOLFIES
    2038 Collins Avenue
    Miami Beach
    305-538-6626

    Not only is this an institution, open since 1947, but it is a virtual rite of passage for any late night imbiber who suddenly realizes they haven’t eaten in three days. Yes, they’re open twenty-four hours. But you have to be brave to eat here. Wolfies' claim to originality lies in the fact that not much has changed here in fifty-two years: the same wrap-around counter with swiveling green stools; the same buckets of pickled cabbage free for the munching; the same hot rolls fresh from their bakery. And the clientele? There’s not much of a change there either. You’ve heard of God’s Waiting Room? Well, this is where they eat. Most of the geriatrics wandering in on walkers are greeted by name. And alongside them are all the freak faces of Miami. As camera-clutching tourists file in, with their Rough Guides in tow, they stand in line with dentured patriarchs in Panama shirts and their prune-faced mates, anxious to chow down on matzo ball soup. As you follow the four-foot-five big-breasted ladies toward the tables you’ll see signage that is so retro you’ll swear you’re on a movie set. As the wait staff offer you a seat, you’ll notice how little talking there is. That’s because it’s like a nursing home cafeteria in here--the patients are focused on their food. Of course, it’s in the food department where things get tricky. Wolfies specializes in Corn Beef and Pastrami. That doesn’t mean you have to order it. Their daily specials look suspicious. They even manage to xxxx up on breakfast, consistently delivering over-cooked eggs and pasty home fries barely thawed from the box. The safest bet is the deserts, which look tantalizing in their doorside display case. And just in case you think bad food is cheap, think again. But, even given all of this, Wolfies' character quotient is so high we keep coming back to the best nightmare in town.
    http://www.monk.com/display.php?p=Travel&id=11

    The above is cut and pasted from that link above..
    I remember wolfies also....
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    RE: Does anyone remember? 2005/11/11 17:56:57 (permalink)
    Oops, I mustve missed that cuss word in the above story, but regardless of what that guy says, loved the deli sammich's.. sorry.. didnt catch that word and mean not to offend!
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    RE: Does anyone remember? 2005/11/11 18:33:41 (permalink)
    Thanks for the validation.
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    RE: Does anyone remember? 2005/11/11 19:15:42 (permalink)
    I used to go to Wolfie's in the late '60's whilst visiting two good friends at U of Miami, Easter break. Boy, was that pastrami good. I wasn't the dilettante about food the way I am now, and I just enjoyed it. Not that I don't enjoy it now, but you know what I mean. It's sort of the difference between young love and long established love. Man, was that pastrami good.

    Then we'd go this place Los Maravillas, a Cuban restaurant. It was all so new to us, so wonderful. Great friends, great food.
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    RE: Does anyone remember? 2005/11/13 00:45:48 (permalink)
    Wolfies also had a restaurant on 79th Street and Biscayne Boulevard, that at another time was named Maisel's. Again, the pastrami and corned beef sandwithes were fantastic.
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    RE: Does anyone remember? 2005/11/14 12:31:58 (permalink)
    Apparently I was way off about Wolfies opening in '78. Thanks for the clarification. That must have been the restaurant I was thinking about. I also thought for a minute that it may have been Pumpernicks but my husband was sure it was named after someone, not something.
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    RE: Does anyone remember? 2005/11/15 18:40:33 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

    Thanks for the validation.


    Welcome....
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    RE: Does anyone remember? 2005/11/15 18:44:28 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Judyb511

    Apparently I was way off about Wolfies opening in '78. Thanks for the clarification. That must have been the restaurant I was thinking about. I also thought for a minute that it may have been Pumpernicks but my husband was sure it was named after someone, not something.


    Was Pumpernicks on 163rd street, near the mall, near a pizza place?.. Been too long since I was down that way.. 1983 to be exact..
    I know I have eaten there also.... There also was a killer deli style shop on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables before it became really glitzy.... Also Used to be a Sambos there on the corner of Douglas and Coral Way across from Sears,,, right down the street from Big Daddys, which by the way, the ones that served food, used to have good ribs....
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