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Mar 7, 2004 07:01 PM

Check out Corned Beef in Milwaukee - Link

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I just want to alert you to an interesting post on the midwest board. It may be a new corned beef mecca in our region.

A mini CH road trip just 90 miles north???



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    dashboard diner

    But in the meantime go get yourself a pound
    or two of corned beef from Elliott's Deli.
    Regular or extra-lean, Rosen's or August
    rye available, seeds or no seeds. They make
    sandwiches to go but I've never tried them.
    Very good product and I've been to Braverman's
    and Belden Corned Beef Cemter which were fine.
    Didn't care for the deli on East Cedar.
    Don't go on St. Patrick's Day, it's a madhouse.
    Elliott's Dairy & Deli
    4800 No. Nagle Harwood Heights

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    1. re: dashboard diner

      Corned beef or pastrami that you buy at a store and make into a sandwich at home is never as good as a sandwich made at a good deli. Even if you buy the meat at the deli.

      I think it has something to do with it sitting in the steamer all day.

      There used to be a little deli/sandwich shop attached to a bowling alley on Skokie Blvd. in Northbrook that had amazingly good pastrami and excellent mushroom barley soup. I can't remember the name -- I haven't thought about it since I stopped working in that area, probably 15 years ago. Anyone know if it's still there? (Probably it closed, which is why it went off my radar.)

      I'm sad to report that Fannie's on Touhy in Lincolnwood, which used to be decent, got new owners a little while ago who fixed up the decor and downgraded the food.

      I've lived here nearly 20 years and it remains mindboggling that Chicago is such poor deli territory. Even Detroit has better deli.


    2. I have gone to Elliots deli in Harwood Heights, IL every year for the best corned beef in the world. They are CLOSED!!! Help, please reply for any other recommendations.

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      1. re: carshone

        There are a lot of Jewish delis in the Chicago area with great corned beef. At Kaufman's in Skokie, you have a choice of regular or extra lean. Steve's in River North has great corned beef. So does Schmaltz in Naperville. And Manny's, and...

        The recommendations in the big discussion on Jewish delis at are still valid.

        1. re: nsxtasy

          Do they have fresh hot corned beef that they make in house and sell by the pound

          1. re: carshone

            They don't make it themselves, but they have hot corned beef and sell it by the pound.

            1. re: nsxtasy

              who do you think is better kaufmans in skokie or mannys in chicago

              1. re: carshone

                For carry-out: Kaufman's.
                For sit-down: Manny's.

                Try them both! And Steve's, too!

                1. re: nsxtasy

                  Tried kaufmans today for corned beef it was delicious. Also, they have the best roast beef I have every had. Can't wait to try Mannys next st. paddy's day.

                  1. re: carshone

                    I would also add Romanian Kosher Sausage 7200 N Clark as providing excellent Corned Beef, Pastrami and Salami - all house made and excellent - and while your there pick up some of their hot dogs IMHO some of the best made in the USA -

                    remember they are strictly kosher so they close early on Friday and be closed Saturday and Jewish holidays

                    Romanian Kosher Sausage Co
                    7200 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60626

                    Romanian Kosher Sausage
                    7200 N Clark St, Chicago, IL, Chicago, IL 60626