Deli: Alive and Well in Las Vegas
was a sad day when the Carnegie Deli closed in Manhattan but
we are pleased to report it is alive and well in Las Vegas at
The Mirage Hotel. We had dined at the venerable New York Jewish
Deli many times and on every occasion had too much LOVE... Food
that is! Who could resist the Matzo Ball Soup, Corned Beef,
Pastrami, Latkes, Blintzes, Kasha Knishes, Potato Knishes, Sour
Pickles and of course, hungry or not, the New York Cheesecake?
Matzo Ball Soup and Half Sandwich
waiters always had a way of making your New York experience
so authentic. In fact on one occasion, as we were struggling
to eat so much, the waiter proceeded to ask us "Is anything
alright"? Pretty funny! Also many people who love Deli
think that the classic movie line from When Harry Met Sally
"I'll have what she's having" was filmed at the Carnegie
Deli, but that is not the case. It was actually Katz's Delicatessen
in New York.
Las Vegas Carnegie Deli location is much smaller yet still exudes
the feeling of New York including the classic food décor,
hanging Salamis. There are pictures of celebrities at the entrance,
fantastic Deli in full view as you order, and both comfortable
retro booths and simple tables and chairs. It's great to experience
the look on the faces of unknowing tourists as their "Mile
High" Sandwiches arrived. We actually didn't order or eat
too much and can report that the Matzo Ball Soup was tasty as
ever with perfect fluffy matzo balls. Sour Pickles were crunchy
and the Corned Beef and Pastrami were not too lean, which is
really the only way to enjoy it. We look forward to tasting
the delicious food at the Carnegie Deli again on our next trip
to Las Vegas but for those who need Deli Now.... the Carnegie
Deli now ships nationwide! Whoopee!
we eat & drink again .....
By Carol & Joe Davis