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Corned Beef in Iowa City?

lizzy69 Jul 29, 2007 10:33 PM

My 80 year-old Jewish dad is coming in from Florida this week and I want to find him some good eats. Any suggestions on where to get good corned beef?

Devotay, if you're reading this, I'll be at your place with my dad and other family members this Saturday night!

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    joyy RE: lizzy69 Aug 14, 2007 12:11 PM

    Hi, i'm also looking for the same sort of thing!

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      Dave Fahey RE: lizzy69 Aug 17, 2007 11:17 AM

      Sorry. Just saw your post. Try calling Mickey's Irish Pub on Dubuque St (near Prairie Lights). A waitress there told me they corn their own beef when I complimented their Ruben sandwich. Maybe they would sell you some in bulk for a future visit.

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        Elizabeth Hallinan RE: Dave Fahey Aug 19, 2007 10:34 PM

        Thanks Dave, I'll go there tomorrow to check it out...I had a dream the night after I posted my question that I found a Jewish Deli in Iowa City and it was closed...oh well, we can dream, huh?

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          ctscorp RE: Dave Fahey Aug 22, 2007 09:57 PM

          Mickey's doesn't corn their own; they boil a vac-sealed bag, just like you could do at home. Nothing done in any Mondonaro establishments is done from scratch or with any integrity, including underinformed/dishonest staff. Isn't there a Jewish place in Postville? Any info on that? (I think it's called Jacob's Table or something.)

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            Dave Fahey RE: ctscorp Aug 23, 2007 07:51 AM

            Thanks for the correct information. Sorry for the miscue.

        2. pathgeek RE: lizzy69 Aug 17, 2007 02:50 PM

          Try the New Pioneer Coop... 2 locations-- one downtown and one in Coralville. They have very nice deli meats and the bread are baked on-site in Coralville (which doesn't necessarily mean anything-- but they have a great bakery. Not a bakery of the more common mid-western "white bread perfect for people without teeth" variety).

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