pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!)

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ellen4641
Filet Mignon
2007/03/31 21:29:23
There is finally a real good pastrami place in Philly...

It is in the Reading Terminal Market on 11th and Arch St.
Name : Hershels East Side Deli.

Owner tells me it is "kosher and homemade"



It is hand carved, as well. A decent sized sandwich for only $8.50.
Sure it is bigger at Harold's Deli in NJ, but it costs $15.00.
(I like both places)


Hershel's opened in Feb. 2007, a welcome addition (IMO)to the Reading Terminal Market.... (the owner and his family were involved with Katz's deli in NYC for years)

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There is a small counter to sit at, but it is more fun to just order at the counter, cafeteria style, and watch them carve your sandwich,
(corned beef is real good , too), then sit out there at one of the markets common tables, complete with the aluminum folding chairs, like these folks in the pic...

This happened to be during the Philly Flower Show, so the market was PACKED, as it is located right across from the philly convention center.

The Reading Terminal Market has got to be one of the safest places to be in the country, as there are tons of police officers, (all branches and forms, like "special narcotics squad", etc), all sitting down to enjoy their Italian subs, cheesesteaks, etc, etc....I liked looking at all the different uniforms and patches.

I washed my sandwich down with some Bassett of Philadelphia ice cream. Dark chocolate chip, my favorite flavor.

Adjudicator
Sirloin
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2007/03/31 21:33:07
That looks absolutely delicious!
ann peeples
Sirloin
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2007/03/31 21:35:07
Best looking pastrami I have ever seen!!!
iqdiva
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2007/03/31 21:38:40
That looks absolutely INCREDIBLE !
dreamzpainter
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2007/03/31 22:49:37
great pics.... almost makes me homesick...almost
ellen4641
Filet Mignon
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2007/03/31 23:17:53
And I enjoyed shmoozing with the owner, Steve, for a good 5 minutes or so, as he is very personable.

And I like the fact that everything is out in the open.........so if you don't want the tail end of the pastrami, just come back in 10 minutes and there will be a new one out there.
Very high volume....

I also enjoyed the matzoh ball soup.
UncleVic
Sirloin
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2007/04/01 00:24:53
NICE!
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2007/04/01 04:02:58
I've got to get back to Philly!

MikeS.
acer2x
Cheeseburger
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2007/04/01 04:23:51
Interesting stuff from egullet:

http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?showtopic=99553&st=0
agnesrob
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2007/04/01 07:44:43
Elen, that looks so good! I haven't had pastromi is a while. Guess it's time!
ellen4641
Filet Mignon
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2007/04/01 09:55:05
quote:
Originally posted by acer2x

Interesting stuff from egullet:

http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?showtopic=99553&st=0


YES, that is how I stumbled on this deli in the first place...
I was web surfing, and looking up who knows what, and this pastrami stuff came up.

I even chatted with the owner about that egullet stuff, and he thought the critics were being a little too harsh...
(as they had just opened, and were trying to get the kinks out)

BunglingBill
Cheeseburger
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2007/04/01 10:54:41
My wife goes to Philly frequently on business. Next time, I'll be going with her to try that pastrami!
acer2x
Cheeseburger
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2007/04/01 11:48:16
I'll give it a try after Passover and report back. If they hand cut their pastrami and corned beef, it's got to be a winner.
Pwingsx
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2007/04/01 14:20:57
I've never had a real NY style pastrami sandwich, but I sure would think it looked like that one.
db1105
Cheeseburger
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2007/04/01 15:02:41
I stopped there a few weeks ago and it really wasn't that good. I had the pastrami special on "stale" rye bread. It was 11am. The dressing was waterey, and the pastrami was not that good. With all the consistantly great places to eat at the Terminal, I will not waste another dime there.
Phildelmar
Double Cheeseburger
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2007/04/01 15:12:03
Have to be in Philadelphia on Friday, a few blocks away from the Market, will check it out
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2007/04/01 23:35:44
Personally I'd go and find out for myself. Those pics look too good to be missed.

MikeS.
Art Deco
Double Cheeseburger
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2007/04/02 11:05:56
quote:
Originally posted by db1105

I stopped there a few weeks ago and it really wasn't that good.


Interesting. I thought part of the point was that they have only been open for a few weeks and were still working out the kinks.
Phildelmar
Double Cheeseburger
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2007/04/02 11:23:04
Any more feedback on the place?
tamandmik
Double Cheeseburger
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2007/04/02 12:48:44
quote:
Originally posted by dreamzpainter

great pics.... almost makes me homesick...almost


Until you realize that it was probably about 40-45 degrees outside when those pics were taken! Then, that feeling of homesickness begins to fade, at least for me!
db1105
Cheeseburger
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2007/04/02 17:39:57
"Interesting. I thought part of the point was that they have only been open for a few weeks and were still working out the kinks."

What is "interesting"? I responded to a post stating that they had a " real good pastrami place in Philly". I tried it a few weeks ago and found it not to be really good. I just gave my opinion. You would think a sandwich place in The Terminal would work out the "kinks" before they opened. There is no excuse for stale bread and waterery dressing IMHO.
phlmaestro2000
Cheeseburger
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2007/04/02 17:48:41
quote:
Originally posted by db1105

"Interesting. I thought part of the point was that they have only been open for a few weeks and were still working out the kinks."

What is "interesting"? I responded to a post stating that they had a " real good pastrami place in Philly". I tried it a few weeks ago and found it not to be really good. I just gave my opinion. You would think a sandwich place in The Terminal would work out the "kinks" before they opened. There is no excuse for stale bread and waterery dressing IMHO.


I'm not sure if there is a little confusion with the thread I started on Hershel's when it first opened. I had said back then that I wasn't impressed with the corned beef, and while the pastrami was better, it still wasn't as good as the pastrami at Famous 4th Street (post-ownership change). I also wrote at the time that because they were so new, I'd cut them some slack and give them some time to work out their problems. One of the owners also wrote on the Egullet forum that he realized they had some issues to work out and were a work in progress during their first week.

I have been back since and thought my second pastrami sandwich was better than the first. But I'd still give an edge to Famous 4th Street. However, since I live only a couple blocks from the Terminal, I'm still thrilled to have a legitimate Jewish deli in the neighborhood and will be at least a semi-regular customer of Hershel's.
John A
Filet Mignon
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2007/04/03 07:27:28
Looks awfully good to me, I would certainly give it a try.

John
saps
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2007/04/03 14:55:02
quote:
Originally posted by db1105

"Interesting. I thought part of the point was that they have only been open for a few weeks and were still working out the kinks."

What is "interesting"? I responded to a post stating that they had a " real good pastrami place in Philly". I tried it a few weeks ago and found it not to be really good. I just gave my opinion. You would think a sandwich place in The Terminal would work out the "kinks" before they opened. There is no excuse for stale bread and waterery dressing IMHO.


You're right. Most businesses hit the ground running and have no kinks to work out with their products.
acer2x
Cheeseburger
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2007/04/10 23:05:37
I ended my Passover early this year so I visited Hershel's for lunch today for the first time.The counter service was not good. It looked like the Keystone Kops. I had one-half pastrami sandwich. The bread was stale. The hand cut pastrami was just ok. The pastrami doesn't even come close to Famous 4th Street and is far removed from Katz's, my personal favorite. I must admit that the brisket looked good. I'll give that a shot next time I'm in the city.
acer2x
Cheeseburger
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2007/04/11 08:55:25
Furthermore,the picture is better than the product.
phlmaestro2000
Cheeseburger
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2007/05/19 17:15:30
I just had a corned beef sandwich from Hershel's and it was MUCH better than the one I had when they first opened. The pastrami has also gotten better gradually IMO. This corned beef was really fabulous; one of the best CB sandwiches I've had. I ordered it with nothing on it and topped it off with the mustard of my choice at home.

I try to avoid going at peak times. I've seen a couple complaints about there being chaos behind the counter, but I generally walk right up and order a sandwich with no problem.
Phildelmar
Double Cheeseburger
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2007/05/19 17:47:41
How about the bread?
phlmaestro2000
Cheeseburger
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2007/05/19 18:25:48
The bread was fine. It's not the super thick rye that they use at Famous Fourth Street or Kibitz, but since they don't put the massive amount of meat in at Hershel's that they do at the other places, it's plenty thick enough. And it was fresh in spite of it being fairly late in the day.

And actually they do seem to be getting better at stacking those sandwiches. They seem to be thicker than in the first few weeks. While I prefer that a sandwich not be as thick as a place like Fourth Street, Carnegie or Harolds, I thought the first few sandwiches I had from Hershe's were a little too skimpy. The last couple sandwiches I've had from them have been just right in terms of size.
Fat Pig
Hamburger
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2007/05/21 12:51:32
quote:
Originally posted by ellen4641

There is finally a real good pastrami place in Philly...

It is hand carved, as well. A decent sized sandwich for only $8.50.
Sure it is bigger at Harold's Deli in NJ, but it costs $15.00.
(I like both places)

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How does it compare with the Kibitz Room in Cherry Hill? They set the standard for me.
acer2x
Cheeseburger
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2008/11/17 17:12:19
I made a return visit today. The service was much better. So was the bread. I had a corned beef special. It was excellent. The corned beef was hand sliced nice and thick and was very tasty. I talked to the owner(?) who told me all meats were home cured and were supplied by different beef houses- not prepared like from Ginsberg. He gave me a few slices of pastrami that were excellent-unlike my first visit.

ellen4641
Filet Mignon
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2008/11/18 00:14:32
quote:
Originally posted by acer2x

I made a return visit today. I had a corned beef special. It was excellent. The corned beef was hand sliced nice and thick and was very tasty.

So glad to hear you enjoyed your return visit !
(good thing you gave it another shot!)
I had a corned beef reuben on a follow up visit there, and I loved it!

Guess they got the kinks out!

p.s. It was neat to see my Trip Report revived from a year a half ago.
Thanks for refreshing my memory!
acer2x
Cheeseburger
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2008/11/18 21:18:45
As an aside, a tourista(the Convention Center is near the Reading Terminal Market) ahead of me in line ordered a corned beef on wheat with lettuce and tomato!!! The counterman said, "Are you sure about that?"
I didn't hear if he had mayo or mustard.
This was a first for me.
ellen4641
Filet Mignon
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2008/11/18 21:24:26
quote:
Originally posted by acer2x

As an aside, a tourista(the Convention Center is near the Reading Terminal Market) ahead of me in line ordered a corned beef on wheat with lettuce and tomato!!! The counterman said, "Are you sure about that?"

Great quip back from the counterman!! I love it!
Of course, the tourista won't even "get" that quip, but at least the counterman felt good about "questioning" the order!!

yeah, that sounds pretty disgusting! (for us NY/NJ/Philly Roadfooders!!) I'm surprised the tourista did'nt order some alfalfa sprouts to go on that sandwich, as well!
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2008/11/18 21:39:44
Hey, back in the '60s I was stuck having lunch at a Holiday Inn in Charleston, West Virginia. There was a "Kosher New York Corned Beef Sandwich" on the menu so I ordered it. Out came this sandwich of corned beef, lettuce, tomato and American cheese on white bread with mayonnaise and catsup.

Of course, this was the same Holiday Inn where one night I was told by the waitress that the CHAB-liss wine was pretty good, but it was cold.
tacchino
Double Cheeseburger
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2008/11/18 22:18:58
Ellen, I love your pics and travelogues! They are great!
One question about what I've noticed when you order corned beef or pastrami sandwiches; you always get a side of what looks like thousand island.
I love the stuff, but I was always under the impression that it was only really "kosher" to use it on a reuben (and yes, I imagine that a swiss cheese/meat combo wouldn't be kosher anyway). I was also told by my deli die-hard friends that the only condiment one should be using on a straight-up pastrami or corned beef on rye is mustard.

I think some of these deli "purists" maintain that thousand island is nothing but catsup and mayo with some relish thrown in, and since you wouldn't order catsup or mayo on your pastrami or corned beef on rye, why do the thousand island?

I, however, am with you on the thousand island dressing...I love that stuff on plain corned beef or pastrami!
phlmaestro
Cheeseburger
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2008/11/18 22:35:48
quote:
Originally posted by acer2x

As an aside, a tourista(the Convention Center is near the Reading Terminal Market) ahead of me in line ordered a corned beef on wheat with lettuce and tomato!!! The counterman said, "Are you sure about that?"
I didn't hear if he had mayo or mustard.
This was a first for me.


I live a couple blocks from the Terminal. Seeing this thread may drive me to go there for a corned beef sandwich tomorrow.

Your story reminds me of a incident I had in the Terminal a few years ago. A supposedly Jewish/NY style deli counter called Groucho's opened there (they had a couple signs claiming they had New York style pastrami and corned beef). Well I was excited about having a Jewish deli in the Terminal, so I went as soon as they opened and ordered a corned beef sandwich. The counterman took a bagged rye bread that looked like it came from a supermarket off of the shelf and asked me if I wanted mustard or mayo on my corned beef sandwich. I just said "never mind" and walked away. I think they lasted about two weeks. It turned out they were run by the people who also ran the Italian hoagie stand a few aisles over.

I'm glad we've got the real thing now.
DLnWPBrown
Double Cheeseburger
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2008/11/28 19:23:12
Damn that looked good.... I'm drooling.


Dennis in Cary
Twinwillow
Sirloin
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2008/11/28 20:48:40
Delicious looking pastrami, Ellen. My, you do get around, don't you.
ellen4641
Filet Mignon
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2008/11/29 10:46:00
quote:
Originally posted by tacchino


I think some of these deli "purists" maintain that thousand island is nothing but catsup and mayo with some relish thrown in, and since you wouldn't order catsup or mayo on your pastrami , why do the thousand island?

You've got a good point there, tacchino...
I may never look at thousand island dressing the same way again!
(LOL)
Actually, that is one answer I just can't expain..
all I know is I used to like the mustard on the pastrami in past years, but not so much lately..
I like mustard mostly just on hot dogs now.

I tend to be a bit of a purist myself, as I like to have the first bunch of bites in it's "pure" state, before I put all that gook on it (cole slaw,etc)
Same with hot dogs; I like to taste the meat!!

I'm not Kosher, so I don't personally have an issue with that swiss cheese... (although I won't have straight milk with meat, I WILL have a milkshake!)
acer2x
Cheeseburger
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2008/11/29 10:58:01
The "corned beef/roast beef special" is very popular in the Jewish delis in the Philadelphia area. It's just the meat on rye with cole slaw and Russian dressing,usually served cold. I don't know if this was "invented" before or after the Rueben. I don't think it's very popular elsewhere.


ellen4641
Filet Mignon
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2008/11/29 11:10:17
quote:
Originally posted by acer2x

The "corned beef/roast beef special" is very popular in the Jewish delis in the Philadelphia area. It's just the meat on rye with cole slaw and Russian dressing,usually served cold. I don't know if this was "invented" before or after the Rueben. I don't think it's very popular elsewhere

And since most of the delis are just "Kosher style" ones, not Kosher, or Glatt Kosher, they don't have a problem adding swiss cheese alongside the meat("Glatt" means even MORE strictly Kosher for those not in-the-know)........

p.s. for all intent and purposes thousand island = russian
(I gave up asking for Thousand Island, as they seem to just have russian..)

For instance , a Kosher style deli may often still have Hebrew National Kosher pastrami, and other Kosher items, but perhaps their corned beef and/or roast beef , whatever, will not be Kosher
joerogo
Filet Mignon
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2008/11/29 11:45:23
I think it is very easy to find a good Jewish Deli. Only go to the places that Ellen recommends.

I wish we had a place like that closer to my home base. Nothing but "slicer joints" here. See, I'm learning the lingo.
ellen4641
Filet Mignon
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2008/11/29 13:20:28
quote:
Originally posted by joerogo

I think it is very easy to find a good Jewish Deli. Only go to the places that Ellen recommends.
I wish we had a place like that closer to my home base. Nothing but "slicer joints" here. See, I'm learning the lingo.

WOW, you're getting real good,Joerogo!
... you've got the lingo down pat and everything!
(I'm very impressed!!!)

So, just keep going to your Abe's (mostly slicer joint)in Scranton when you have to resort to your hometown area.....
and try and save your taste buds for that succulent stuff that Ellen keeps talking about!

I may just organize an "Ellen's deli tour" in the spring!
Perhaps you'll be an early sign-up, Joe!
It's the "eat with ellen" tour!
ellen4641
Filet Mignon
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2008/11/29 13:22:11
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

Hey, back in the '60s I was stuck having lunch at a Holiday Inn in Charleston, West Virginia. There was a "Kosher New York Corned Beef Sandwich" on the menu so I ordered it. Out came this sandwich of corned beef, lettuce, tomato and American cheese on white bread with mayonnaise and catsup.

That's a "corned beef sabatage", not a corned beef sandwich!
John A
Filet Mignon
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2008/11/29 17:10:55
The only pure kosher Deli's, as well as the best, I've ever been in were when I worked in Far Rockaway back in the 60's. Wonder if they're still pure kosher?
joerogo
Filet Mignon
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2008/11/30 15:38:29
quote:
Originally posted by ellen4641

quote:
Originally posted by joerogo

I think it is very easy to find a good Jewish Deli. Only go to the places that Ellen recommends.
I wish we had a place like that closer to my home base. Nothing but "slicer joints" here. See, I'm learning the lingo.

WOW, you're getting real good,Joerogo!
... you've got the lingo down pat and everything!
(I'm very impressed!!!)

So, just keep going to your Abe's (mostly slicer joint)in Scranton when you have to resort to your hometown area.....
and try and save your taste buds for that succulent stuff that Ellen keeps talking about!

I may just organize an "Ellen's deli tour" in the spring!
Perhaps you'll be an early sign-up, Joe!
It's the "eat with ellen" tour!



Sign me up!

Can you actually eat at more than one Deli in one day?
ellen4641
Filet Mignon
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2008/12/01 15:28:55
quote:
Originally posted by joerogo
Sign me up!

Can you actually eat at more than one Deli in one day?

It's pretty tough, to be honest with you...
so I'll definitely have my trusted cooler with ice packs in my car.
But at least I'll be eating real good back in A.C. for the next several days after.

The best recommendations I have would be for us to eat just half of the sandwich at each place, and "doggy bag" the rest of it..

It's kind of like a NJ Hot Dog Tour; by the time we got to the 5th hot dog place, it was real tough!!!
That "Dog House" place was my favorite stop; too bad it was the last
tames
Junior Burger
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2009/01/06 20:45:09
I realize this is quite an old thread, but I think I'm going to have to seriously plan a weekend road trip from Ohio to Philly really soon. Gotta try me some of that pastrami then a cheesteak, then an Italian hoagie, some pizza and some pastries, etc, etc.  Hey, at least I'll die of something instead of nothing...
PapaJoe8
Sirloin
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2009/01/07 15:21:05
Ellen, I don't often post on your threads. I just let my old dial up pc. download...  and enjoy. Great posts! You always make me hungry!!! :~)
Joe
Twinwillow
Sirloin
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2009/01/07 16:45:29
Ellen, can put some in an envelope and mail it to me? 
ellen4641
Filet Mignon
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2009/01/07 22:11:18
Twinwillow

Ellen, can put some in an envelope and mail it to me?

I can probably do even better than that......
Whenever I get to Dallas again, I will buy you a pound of pastrami, and keep it in my cooler. I'll make sure to take a nonstop flight from Philly to Dallas, so that the precious cargo does not get delayed or lost!!!

mar52
Sirloin
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2009/01/07 22:39:30
What a girl!  

Ellen rocks!
juanito_mandujano
Junior Burger
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2009/01/07 23:10:45
Dang, I don't know how I could have missed that last August when I was there???????  I feel cheated!  At least I had the Bassett's.........
phlmaestro
Cheeseburger
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2009/01/07 23:30:39
Ellen,
Please drop me a line the next time you go to Hershel's. I'm less than a five-minute walk from the Terminal and would love to meet you for a sandwich if I'm not working.

post edited by phlmaestro - 2009/01/08 00:57:10
ellen4641
Filet Mignon
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2009/01/08 08:35:47
phlmaestro

Ellen,
Please drop me a line the next time you go to Hershel's. I'm less than a five-minute walk from the Terminal and would love to meet you for a sandwich if I'm not working.


You got it, phlmaestro...
ellen4641
Filet Mignon
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2009/01/08 08:37:13
juanito_mandujano

Dang, I don't know how I could have missed that last August when I was there???????  I feel cheated!  At least I had the Bassett's.........

I love Bassett's! Choc. choc chip is my favorite flavor!
They even sell a few of the flavors in our WaWa stores ..(they're like 7-11's)


Food_Fan
Cheeseburger
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2009/03/04 17:35:05
ellen4641,

Your reports and pictures of the food from Harold's and now Herschel's are terrific.
 
Considering your more than passing interest in Pastrami, I thought that you might be interested in an old NJ deli name that moved from its original 1943 location to Berkeley Heights. acer2x posted a link on the first page of this thread that goes to egullet and in post #7 (numbers on the right) the old Goodman’s is mentioned by the OP.
 
Its: Goodman's Deli
 
A newspaper review and explanation of the ownership changes:
 
http://www.nj.com/dining/reviews_ledger.ssf?21397?21397
 
This is Goodman’s video of still pictures that shows their Pastrami, Corned Beef, and Sloppy Joe sandwiches.
 
Goodman's Deli Video
 
I’m curious, in the pictures from both Harold’s and Hershel’s there’s a plate of meat and the rye bread is off to the side. Are they sandwiches or platters?
ellen4641
Filet Mignon
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2009/03/07 13:49:58
HI foodfan,
appreciate the pastrami pic compliments!

very interesting info that Goodman's deli has now moved to Berkeley Heights.....I've got to put it on my "to do" list!!
The big question IS "What brand of pastrami do they use?
Could  they possibly make their own?!?!!!"
(in this day and age, that would be a pleasant surprise!)

As far as your bread /meat question, my deli items were sandwiches, not platters...
Harold's has a big "pickle bar" with all you can eat rye bread, health salad , and of course , pickles (half sours, full sours, etc)
So I always take extra rye bread, cause I like a few pieces with butter. Plus I take a few pieces home to go along with my leftovers..

thanks again, food fan for your post!!
KevinBurg
Junior Burger
RE: pastrami in Philly (succulent pics!) 2011/02/08 20:47:58
I was completely unimpressed with the hot pastrami I had at Hershel's last week and I was equally unimpressed with their corned beef I had a couple of years back. I'll stick with Famous (I'm going tomorrow).  
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