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Chutzpah Deli, Fairfax

Bob W Nov 10, 2006 09:36 PM

gets a rave review from Michael Stern. Funny to see one of our local joints get treated in this manner.


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  1. biscuit RE: Bob W Nov 10, 2006 10:17 PM

    He's right. It's a great place.

    1. chowser RE: Bob W Nov 11, 2006 02:15 PM

      Does anyone know if the one in Fairfax Town Center gets crowded and what times, if it does? I really want to try this out. Thanks!

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        Dakota Guy RE: chowser Nov 11, 2006 04:58 PM

        It gets crowded around lunch but the wait is rarely long.

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        gdbaum RE: Bob W Dec 19, 2006 02:29 AM

        Wow. Have to say I never expected that kind of rave but we've been getting a lot of attention recently especially after we were mentioned on NPR.

        I happen to work at the Fairfax Chutzpah so it's nice to see all these good reviews.

        My personal recommendations:
        Any Grilled Sandwich
        Luca Brasi (personal favorite)
        Any soup
        Bagels (if you like it get nova lox too)

        And if you stop by on a Sunday or Monday night I'll be the one with a short ponytail.

        Oh yeah and it only gets crowded on weekends and a little busy at lunches. Evenings during the week it's pretty slow so you'll get faster service.

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          Soup RE: Bob W Dec 19, 2006 04:49 PM

          You might want to also check out this tread: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/336643

          I would highly recommend cole slaw, full sour pickles and tongue. Stay away from the matzo ball soup.

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            lidi b RE: Bob W Dec 19, 2006 06:57 PM

            I LOVE the one in Fairfax, and was thrilled that Tysons Corner got it's own outlet. The one in Tysons hasn't been busy the few times I've been there.

            One small complaint: the pimply-faced kid behind the counter packed my half-sours in WATER, so by the next day they were CUCUMBERS. At $5 for a container full, I was not pleased.

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