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 Famous Fourth Street Delicatessen

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the ancient mariner

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Famous Fourth Street Delicatessen Tue, 09/23/08 8:23 PM (permalink)
In Michael Stern's write up on this Philadelphia
Deli there is a picture of a sandwich that is just
too big to believe. As Michael stated, a human mouth
can not open wide enough to bite into it.

One of the local attractions here in Florida,
an alligator, could get his choppers into it but no
person I ever knew.

The food there looks great--- or, like the guy from
the Carnegie Deli used to say---they make " a great
sam-wich" !!!!!! Eat it in good health !!!!!!!!!

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    RE: Famous Fourth Street Delicatessen Tue, 09/23/08 8:34 PM (permalink)
    Having grown up in Philadelphia, and enjoyed the sandwich on a number of occasions,I am contemplating a trip to try it again. The issue of a $14 sandwich, in today's economy, is, of course, concerning, unless one views it as a meal.
    And, fortunatly, it is.
    Mr Stern conveyed that concept perfectly.
      Holly Moore

      RE: Famous Fourth Street Delicatessen Tue, 09/23/08 8:54 PM (permalink)
      Had half a corned beef special there today. Actually about a third. The other half and some of the meat from the first half is in the refrigerator along with a slice of their cheese cake. Not shown are the chocolate ├ęclairs which some described as the size of clown feet.

      David Auspitz, mentioned in the review, sold Famous 4th a few years back. He still bakes the cookies, but the ones at Famous 4th seem smaller than before and smaller than what's available at David's stand in Reading Terminal Market.

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        RE: Famous Fourth Street Delicatessen Tue, 09/23/08 9:10 PM (permalink)
        Thanks, Holly. As I contemplate the fate of my Merrill lynch holdings, it makes that sandwich seem like a wise investment, It seems that your purchase returned an additional meal on investment, and how many of us investors can say the same?
        Love your site

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          RE: Famous Fourth Street Delicatessen Tue, 09/23/08 9:25 PM (permalink)
          How soon we forget this thread just started today:

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