The Upper West Side deli wars are heating up. Artie’s Delicatessen at 2290 Broadway has a new owner who reportedly plans to expand the chain to other locations across the city, says Crain’s NY Business.com. Big Daddy’s is in an expansion mode too; that retro eatery is also moving to Broadway on the Upper West Side.
When it comes to purchasing already-prepared Hanukkah latkes–those irresistible potato pancakes that are to Hanukkah as fruit cake is to Christmas–the Upper West Side abounds with dining-in or take-out options.
“We do a beautiful job on latkes,” remarked Nick the cook at Barney Greengrass, the iconic dairy restaurant on Amsterdam Avenue on New York’s Upper West Side.
If you want latkes to eat in or take home, the famed eatery will be happy to supply them. They’re already prepared and ready to purchase on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. During the rest of the week, call ahead, “and we’ll make them for you,” Nick advised.
Here are some places on the Upper West Side to purchase latkes for your Hanukkah celebration.
212 579 5959
541 Amsterdam Ave.
212 724 4707
Fine and Schapiro
138 W 72nd St # A
212 877 2874
Lansky’s Old World Deli
235 Columbus Ave
212 787 0400
212 787 2000
For those who think there’s never too much of a good thing, check out the pastrami burger at Artie’s Deli. Even fressers should take their Lipitor before indulging. Here’s a review from the Westside Independent:
By Pervaiz Shallwani
A few weeks ago, we read with some interest about Salt Lake City being home to, of all things, a culture of pastrami burgers. Then we learned this belly-busting mix of down home America meets Jewish deli was right here in our backyard.
Of course, it was not a surprise that the meat-on-meat sandwich was at Artie’s Deli, the homage to since-passed Artie Cutler, the man behind that puzzlingly beloved American-Italian eating establishment Carmines. If a heaping burger is not enough, the Pastrami Burger, comes topped with, yup, a sandwich helping of homemade shaved pastrami.
A few weeks ago, we took the advice of Ed Levine, founder of Serious Eats, and traveled to Chelsea to taste the goods at Sumeria Biellese. “Unsung Salami” is how Levine titled his piece describing the shop for Edible Manhattan.
Maybe we ordered wrong, but the salami heroes in this place should remain undiscovered. They weren’t anything that we couldn’t have found at nearly any corner deli in the city. It wasn’t worth the treck to this small drab place on Eighth Avenue.
One item that Levine nailed was the bread. Spongy doesn’t even begin to describe its doughy consistency. Still, the roll wasn’t the problem. The salami was. Ordinary as ordinary can be.Salumeria Biellese 376-378 Eidth Ave. 212 736 7376