So glad you made it to Irving's, and enjoyed succulent pastrami with your daughter!
Remember, Ken, it IS still the 8 day Passover holiday, which could contribute to the deli being slow...
plus the fact that today was the day after Easter, when many are recuperating from big feasts..
I don't celebrate Easter in the religious sense, but I did have a real good prime rib buffet at the Flanders Hotel in Ocean City (NJ) ......
so even I pigged out for Easter..
With all that being said, though... ........I am a bit concerned, too, about the fate of these last old school type Jewish style deli's...
I will give you an update on the Pastrami King!!!
(which became the Pastrami Queen when it moved from Queens, to Lexington Ave in manhattan.... )
I imagine that is the same one you are thinking of, Ken?
the owners sold it, and opened a Pastrami Queen in Boca Raton, FL about 6 months ago!
I went there last month, and it has excellent
(small 7 ounce sandwich though , $9.95; I recommend paying $2.00 more for the extra meat)
The NYC Pastrami Queen is still open, just different owners..
(and I was wondering why it did'nt taste as good to me when I was there last year!)
the previous owners had sold it, and moved to Florida...
after taking a short hiatus, they thankfully decided to resurrect the Pastrami Queen again!
YES, I too loved those beefy hot dogs at IRVING'S.
I even brought home a package of them...
my aunt and uncle were visiting me from Florida at the time, and it made a great dinner for us a few days later.... (they have'nt had the pleasure of going to Irving's yet)
There IS a Toys R Us in that Irving's deli shopping center...
and an Office Depot..
but both those stores don't seem like they would be conducive to feeding over into the Deli operation..
when I was there, they did have some nearby office workers pop into Irving's.
Once again, I think today (the day after Easter) was a real OFF day all around for restaurants. ..... plus many of us are still scrambling to finish our taxes...!
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