Josh's Delicatessen and Appetizing
Surfside, FL 33154
Miami New Times' Description
Not even New York delicatessens are as authentic as Josh's. It's amazing to see thick cuts of house-cured pastrami gleaming with moisture and capped with ribbons of fat. The Angus brisket is cured for ten days, smoked, and then steamed; it evokes a smoky flavor (with a hint of sweetness) that puts it on a peppery par with great barbecue (although a closer parallel might be with the sort of pastrami served in Montreal). The corned beef too is miles apart from the thin, pallid, fat-free strands of meat that nowadays pass for the original cut. It's Angus brisket meat that's cured, braised, and thick-sliced into juicy, chewy wedges. All sandwiches come on thin slices of seed-flecked rye bread spread with dazzling yellow mustard -- like everything else, made on premises. All the meats and all the fish are cured and/or smoked in-house. Owner Josh Marcus makes the sour pickles too, as well as the chopped liver, the whitefish salad, the stuffed cabbage, the gefilte fish, and even the bagels, which is crazy (in a good way). Miami doesn't have another deli like this one, and neither do most other cities.
Tips from foursquare
You have to try the Kahlua doughnut
It's like being in New York finding this great place with all the deli staples!
It appears New York has some Miami competition when it comes to Josh's. Order the "Jewban" or the Sandwich of the Day, which is always written on the blackboard. You won't be disappointed!
Chef/Owner Josh Marcus received an ovation from guests for his creativity & talent in his work. Nuff' said! Go to Josh's Deli at your earliest convenience. Do your taste-buds a favor.
Small, cozy, & downright delicious. Pastrami is so full of flavor - we took a pound home. The PB&J waffle special is too good - served with fresh berries & peanut butter whip cream! #CPL8
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