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Really Big Day

Post by Barry » Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:15 pm

A new Jewish deli has finally opened in Philly's famed Reading Terminal Market just a couple blocks from where I live. Watching the guy behind the counter hand-carve the wonderful pastrami was as close as I may ever come to having a religious experience.

On the down side, I'm going to be tempted to go there way more often than any person who cares even remotely about his weight should.
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Post by jbuck919 » Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:20 pm

I gather, Barry, that you do not have a high opinion about the new hot pastrami sub at Subway (I found it adequate, and yes I did have it with mustard).

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Post by Barry » Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:27 pm

jbuck919 wrote:I gather, Barry, that you do not have a high opinion about the new hot pastrami sub at Subway (I found it adequate, and yes I did have it with mustard).
You're almost certainly right, John. But I'll never know for sure since you couldn't pay me to eat at a Subway or Quiznos in the city of the cheesesteak and hoagie (and now good Jewish deli). Quiznos makes a brisket sandwich that I'll also never be trying.
"If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee." - Abraham Lincoln

"Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed." - Winston Churchill

"Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement." - Ronald Reagan

http://www.davidstuff.com/political/wmdquotes.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pbp0hur ... re=related

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Post by Ted » Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:29 pm

John Wrote:
I gather, Barry, that you do not have a high opinion about the new hot pastrami sub at Subway
I can speak for Barry on this....No, John he does not have a high opinion of the pastrami at Subway :roll:

Edited to include: See, I told you I could speak for him

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Post by Barry » Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:30 pm

Ted wrote:John Wrote:
I gather, Barry, that you do not have a high opinion about the new hot pastrami sub at Subway
I can speak for Barry on this....No, John he does not have a high opinion of the pastrami at Subway :roll:
And I'll wager that Ted and I are of one mind, on this issue at least :wink: .
"If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee." - Abraham Lincoln

"Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed." - Winston Churchill

"Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement." - Ronald Reagan

http://www.davidstuff.com/political/wmdquotes.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pbp0hur ... re=related

Ted

Post by Ted » Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:33 pm

See above Barry, we posted at the same time...What do you expect from John, he's still looking for Sealtest Ice Cream :wink:

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Post by Ralph » Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:58 pm

Barry,

Is the place kosher or can you get a milkshake to go with the pastrami?
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Post by Ted » Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:30 pm

Ralph Writes:
Is the place kosher or can you get a milkshake to go with the pastrami?
Why would you want a milkshake with Pastrami? :roll:

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Post by Barry » Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:34 pm

Ted wrote:Ralph Writes:
Is the place kosher or can you get a milkshake to go with the pastrami?
Why would you want a milkshake with Pastrami? :roll:
Yeah. I'm not sure I can ever recall having a shake with a pastrami or corned beef sandwich. I think the place serves egg creams, but no shakes.

However, it's part of the Reading Terminal, an indoor combination farmer's market and foodcourt that is justly famous. And within the Terminal there are a couple ice cream stands. So it's just a matter of walking over an aisle or two if you want a shake with your sandwich.

www.readingterminalmarket.org
"If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee." - Abraham Lincoln

"Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed." - Winston Churchill

"Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement." - Ronald Reagan

http://www.davidstuff.com/political/wmdquotes.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pbp0hur ... re=related

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Post by jbuck919 » Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:41 pm

Ralph wrote:Barry,

Is the place kosher or can you get a milkshake to go with the pastrami?
Does it make any difference when you can have a Diet Coke?

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Post by Barry » Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:48 pm

I went with a diet Dr. Brown's Black Cherry. It accompanied the pastrami perfectly.
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"Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed." - Winston Churchill

"Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement." - Ronald Reagan

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Post by jbuck919 » Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:10 pm

Barry Z wrote:I went with a diet Dr. Brown's Black Cherry. It accompanied the pastrami perfectly.
Any place that has diet soda other than cola is my kind of place.

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Post by Barry » Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:56 pm

jbuck919 wrote:
Barry Z wrote:I went with a diet Dr. Brown's Black Cherry. It accompanied the pastrami perfectly.
Any place that has diet soda other than cola is my kind of place.
Ain't that the truth! I'm always excited when I can find a good caffine-free diet soda while dining out (root beer, ginger ale, fresca, black cherry.......all good options).
"If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee." - Abraham Lincoln

"Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed." - Winston Churchill

"Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement." - Ronald Reagan

http://www.davidstuff.com/political/wmdquotes.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pbp0hur ... re=related

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Post by Gary » Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:25 pm

Barry Z wrote:Dr. Brown
Is that a regional drink?

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Post by Barry » Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:19 pm

Gary wrote:
Barry Z wrote:Dr. Brown
Is that a regional drink?
I'm not sure. It seems to be the soda of Jewish delis, at least on the east coast. Most of them carry it.
"If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee." - Abraham Lincoln

"Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed." - Winston Churchill

"Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement." - Ronald Reagan

http://www.davidstuff.com/political/wmdquotes.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pbp0hur ... re=related

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Post by Ralph » Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:26 pm

Dr. Brown's soda is distributed in major cities but it started in New York and the biggest sales are here. Their most famous flavor is creme soda, available in regular and diet. They also offer regular and diet black cherry soda, a great drink.

Their weirdest flavor, which I doubt is sold outside Jewish delis and kosher restaurants, is Cel-Ray, a soda made with...yep, celery. My son really likes it.
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Post by Stonebraker » Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:51 pm

For the record, hoagies, or sandwiches of any sort, from philadelphia are generally terrible. Just like the people who inhabit the city of Philadelphia. What a bunch of terrible sports fans and human beings they all are. Obviously, i don't mean 100% of people from philadelphia are trash; the actual percentage is probably closer to 96-98%
Ralph wrote: Their weirdest flavor, which I doubt is sold outside Jewish delis and kosher restaurants, is Cel-Ray, a soda made with...yep, celery. My son really likes it.
If my memory serves me, the flavoring is not actually celery.

Pair Cel-Ray with a hoagie from philly, and you've got the worst meal imaginable.
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Post by Gary » Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:52 am

Is it my imagination, or was there a drink called "Zippy Cola"?

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Post by Ricordanza » Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:57 am

Stonebraker wrote:For the record, hoagies, or sandwiches of any sort, from philadelphia are generally terrible. Just like the people who inhabit the city of Philadelphia. What a bunch of terrible sports fans and human beings they all are. Obviously, i don't mean 100% of people from philadelphia are trash; the actual percentage is probably closer to 96-98%?
And I suppose you're from an area with superior food and superior people??? Where would that be?

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