|my lunch - "regular size" - a Pastrami Reuben, with potato pancakes|
|each table gets a starter of various pickles and cole slaw|
|my sister's lunch: a potato knish with corned beef, pastrami, and brisket - topped with sauerkraut and swiss cheese|
|my Dad's pastrami hot dog|
I have no illusions that this is mostly a tourist destination - but really, who cares? Their food is delicious, the portion sizes are ridiculous, and it's novel. We had a blast!
They even let me take a few pictures - and, I did see the owner chatting it up with some regulars - maybe some locals come there after all!
|cakes and cookies|
|love the vintage floor|
|various Jewish pastries - rugelach, hamentaschen, blintzes|
|mmmm, smoked fish|
Who doesn't want a black and white cookie as big as your head?
If you're ever in Philadelphia - check this place out - it was established in 1923. Even though the delicatessen ceased to be a family-run business in 2005, the deli still retains much of the typical delicatessen feel.