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Take the Zabar’s Lobster Salad Poll!

Want to voice your opinion (or is it outrage?) at the Zabar’s lobster née crayfish salad scandal?
Here’s your chance. Go to the West Side Rag to vote for your favorite new name for this now-notorious seafood concoction.

Italian Deli: Top Italian Deli Purveyors from DiPalo’s and Coluccio & Sons Swap Stories

Toni Lydecker
Guest columnist, Toni Lydecker, author of Seafood alla Siciliana: Recipes and Stories from a Living Tradition, reported on a recent event in which two of New York’s famed Italian deli owners mused about their businesses, the younger generation coming up, and how to be a smart Italian deli shopper.
Italian deli is one of [...]

Upper West Side: Artie’s Deli Changes Owners, Announces Expansion Plans

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 [...]

Where to Buy Potato Latkes for Hanukkah 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 [...]

Upper West Side: Artie’s Deli Offers a Fresser’s Dream-A Pastrami Burger

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, [...]