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Corned Beef in Iowa City?

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

    1. 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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      1. re: Dave Fahey

        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?

        1. re: Dave Fahey

          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.)

          1. re: ctscorp

            Thanks for the correct information. Sorry for the miscue.

        2. 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).