Brooklyn, NY 11217
Village Voice's Description
This micro eatery in Boerum Hill specializes in one thing: the smoked meat of Montreal"s Jewish community, which is a close cousin of New York pastrami. The extensively cooked brisket has been evolving since the place opened, and now it"s nearly perfect when deposited on rye bread with an assertive mustard. There are a couple of other sandwiches, too, including the Ruth Wilensky--a sort of hot-pressed Canadian panino featuring salami, named after a beloved deli in Montreal"s Mile End district, the historic Jewish neighborhood, which lies north of the Plateau. A more ambitious dinner menu has been installed in the evening, but we like the place"s identity as a sandwich shop just fine.
Tips from foursquare
It’s the ultimate in handcrafted retro deli pleasure here, where you must try the pastrami on rye with a Brooklyn-brined pickle. Featured in Where to Eat 2011!
The bagels here aren't merely Montreal style: They're baked in Montreal and trucked over the border each morning. Popular brunch items include the brisket hash and the house-cured lox.
They serve excellent smoked meat sandwiches by day, and innovative takes on Jewish classics at night. Great neighborhood spot; also worth the schlep across the river. [Eater 38 Member]
Try the restorative Whole Mishpucha, a hearty, family-style matzo ball soup. It’s one of our #100best dishes and drinks of 2011.
We know they do a bang-up job at all the Canadian-style favorites here, but have you tried the turkey sandwich? Brined, smoked, steamed, and sliced to order: Featured in Cheap Eats 2011!
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