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Michael's deli in Coolidge Corner opinions?

Sal Monella Nov 20, 2006 02:33 PM

Been hearing about this place for a while now...good and bad. Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts either way. Thinking about hitting it for lunch but not sure it'd be worth the long walk up Beacon Street.

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  1. gini Nov 20, 2006 02:34 PM

    I really enjoy Michael's for some great deli sandwiches. They also have great lox and passable bagels. Stay away from the herring salad - it's scary.

    1. Luther Nov 20, 2006 02:37 PM

      Hot pastrami, mustard, light rye.

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        chuck s Nov 20, 2006 04:22 PM

        Their sides are good also. For lunch a half sandwich (which are large) might do.

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          BJK Nov 20, 2006 06:30 PM

          Great sandwich if you're nearby. Having lived in Coolidge Corner for two years, I ate my fair share of corned beef sandwiches on rye. But, it is not a destination, unless you're really hard up for deli or come from some where with absolutely no good deli.

          BK

          1. BobB Nov 20, 2006 08:02 PM

            Great place for corned beef and pastrami, just don't expect much more of them.

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              psora Nov 23, 2006 05:02 AM

              That's a little too limiting although I agree on saluting both. I'm quite fond of their hot brisket (on dark rye with extra horseradish, tomato and onion - you can get it with BBQ sauce but stick with the horseradish) too. I quite like their health salad (only available in the warmer months), haven't tried other salads because I'm not a big mayo fan, although a friend I was with really liked a mango chicken sandwich. Chopped liver is surprisingly hit or miss - I'd expect it to be more consistently good or bad. And a surprisingly good thing that I haven't often seen elsewhere is their sweet potato knish. Just what it sounds like, not too sweet.

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              Zatan Nov 20, 2006 11:40 PM

              Agreed with most of the above. Best Reuben I've had in Boston. Cole slaw is pretty good too as I recall.

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