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Need a Deli in the Dayton OH area

RantoulDavis Jun 3, 2001 01:28 AM

Are there any serious Deli's in or around Dayton. I'm thinking along the lines of Manny's in Chicago. Maybe something like Zingerman's in AA or even Katzingers in Columbus. I need a Pastrami sandwhich that will knock my socks off. Izzy's and Katzinger's are too far for a quick fix.

Anybody remember Winkelsteins in Chicago? Were they at all related to Zingerman's. I've heard how Katz's in CMH is supposedly a rip off of Zing's but Winkelsteins was like an identical twin!

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    jackrugby Feb 22, 2010 12:18 PM

    The closest "real" deli is Sappiro's in Indianapolis. I drive over a couple of times a year for their pastrami sandwiches.

    Dorothy Lane does have the right kind of rye bread in their bakery and Boar's Head in the deli section, so you can get the right fixin's and make your own sandwich.

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    1. re: jackrugby
      Fibber McGee Feb 23, 2010 03:30 AM

      You don't consider Katzinger's authentic? I've heard it's a Zingerman's family member, which is why they so closely resemble each other. Of course, I don't think Zingerman's is any better than some of the better delis around Oakland County in Detroit.

      1. re: Fibber McGee
        jackrugby Feb 23, 2010 09:06 AM

        I guess I have an east coast bias when it comes to deli's. While Sappiro's is a poor substitute for the Carnegie Deli in NYC it does come closest to it for this area.

        I think I ate a Katzinger's a couple of times, but it's been 20 years. From what I remember I did enjoy the food. Next time I want a pastrami sandwhich I'll go back and try it again.

        1. re: jackrugby
          Fibber McGee Feb 23, 2010 10:10 AM

          I figured that was why, as I have heard in terms of layout they're closer to New York than Katzinger's or Zingerman's. It's like a cafeteria, almost, right? Next time I am in Indy I was planning on trying them, even before this thread. I'm actually a brisket man above all else.

          1. re: Fibber McGee
            Niki in Dayton Feb 23, 2010 11:14 AM

            Although this a zombie thread (OP was 2001), it's interesting to read the current comments. Where is a Katzinger's in the Dayton area (or are you guys talking about the one in Cols?)

            DLM is my answer to the best "deli-like" food in the area, but when I want a corned beef on rye that compares to the delis I grew up with in Miami, I go to Cols to the North Market. I don't even know the name of the deli counter there, but it's the only place I've found in Cinci-Dayton-Cols that compares to what I remember....

            1. re: Niki in Dayton
              Fibber McGee Feb 24, 2010 03:40 AM

              The Columbus one, in German Village.
              Ah, Miami. How the Racal House is missed.
              Ha. Didn't even look at the date of the original post.But since it was memories that brought the thread back, I really do miss Upper Krust.

              1. re: Niki in Dayton
                jackrugby Feb 24, 2010 09:01 AM

                When you mention Miami, do you mean FLA or Oxford?

                I guess this being a 'zombie thread' just goes to show how many of us Daytonians long for a good deli in the area.

                1. re: jackrugby
                  Niki in Dayton Feb 24, 2010 09:06 AM

                  Miami Florida, past home of the fabulous Wolfies (where they used to serve mini-danish as you waited for your breakfast) and the great Rascal House, where the corned beef on rye was huge!

                  And I agree - there are lots of things to love in Dayton, but deli ain't one of them....

              2. re: Fibber McGee
                jackrugby Jul 13, 2010 11:12 AM

                Just wanted to say I had lunch at Katzinger's in Columbus Saturday (7/10). Had a pastrami on rye and a potato latke. Both were pretty good, I still like Sappiro's better, but I would definely eat there in the future.

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          tendaysofblue Feb 20, 2010 08:21 PM

          I was just remembering Winkelsteins Deli in Chicago and decided to google it to see if it's still there. I happened upon your blog and here I am. Winkelsteins was my favorite deli when I as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I interned at a design firm in walking distance from the deli. I would walk there and was always nervous because it was right across from the Cabrini Green Housing Projects. had to walk under the El Tracks and go past some scarey looking buildings to get there. One time I was nearly accosted by a local resident on my way and was thankful to get a ride back to my building by a Chicago Police officer. Might be why it didn't last. It was an awesome place and I remember fondly the knishes and the matzo ball soup.

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          1. re: tendaysofblue
            Fibber McGee Feb 22, 2010 03:42 AM

            Up on Main Street in Clayton is a little deli called Uptwon Deli and Bernstein's Catering. They do make sandwiches, although they don't overtly have the variety places like Katzinger's have.

            Dorothy Lane Market is certainly a fine option.

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            Lisafaz Feb 18, 2003 06:32 PM

            Try Charlie's on Troy Street, north of downtown. It's a little dive, but they have good German meats.

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              S. B. Cochran Jun 3, 2001 07:49 AM

              To my knowledge, there is nothing like Zingerman's anywhere. That said, the only place I know of that comes close in the Dayton area is:

              Dorothy Lane Market - 2710 Far Hills Ave (S. Dayton in Oakwood area) - 937/299-3561 - Cafe and Soda Shoppe (11-2200h) - Carnegie Deli corned beef, pastrami, wood-burning pizza oven, Black Diamond cheddar cheese, prime beef - Prepared food to take out, produce - Open 24h

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