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Monday, August 20, 2012

CARNEGIE DELI BEATS LOSER BEN'S KOSHER

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SKIP BEN'S KOSHER

GET REAL AT CARNEGIE DELI
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Jerry Springer At Carnegie Deli




Not many restaurants piss me off, but Ben's Kosher Deli just did.

Every time my mother visits New York City, she wants Carnegie Deli. She wants her Pastrami and Corned Beef on Rye sandwich. This time I made a bad mistake. 

I decided to try and save walking and time by going to Ben's Kosher Deli on 38th street and 7th avenue. I thought maybe it would be the same. I ordered her favorites at a cost at almost 17 bucks and I left the restaurant. Outside I feel like the bag is very light, so I open it up. To my surprise, the sandwich was small and there was no Corned Beef. I go back inside and ask for a refund. I am told the manager is downstairs and I will have to wait a while. I tell them I can not wait and I just want a refund. I tell them that this is a disgrace, that they sell this sandwich for almost 17 bucks and it is so small, my mother would still be hungry.

The manager comes upstairs, and instead of trying to fix the problem, he argues with me that the sandwich weighs a pound. He then goes behind the counter and throws the meat on the scale. The scale shows its not a pound and he is picking scrapes off the counter to make it add up to a pound. I ask him where the Corned Beef is, and he starts pulling apart the meat, telling me this is Corned Beef and this is Pastrami. To me they looked the same. Fatty meat on a very small sandwich and there was no Russian dressing like I had ordered.

Now I know why this place was just about empty. As I looked around, almost every table was empty. It could only be because they serve these kind of sandwiches. Ben's Kosher Deli is located right in the middle of the Fashion District. The place should have been packed with workers and tourists. It was not. I was amazed that the manager would not have offered to fix the sandwich, instead of arguing with me. Not only will I never go back, I am telling my readers to skip this place. 


GET THE REAL THING AT CARNEGIE DELI


After leaving Ben's Kosher Deli, I decided there was only one real place to get a Pastrami and Corned Beef sandwich and that was The Carnegie Deli. I walked up there and ordered the sandwich. It was huge and made the way it was supposed to be. The place was packed, which tells you that good food and good service brings in the customers. The sandwich was so big, my mother said she will have leftovers to have on her plane ride home. If you want real Kosher food, don't settle for less, go to Carnegie Deli on 55th street and 7th avenue. You can even order the Jerry Springer Sandwich. You won't be disappointed!