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Sep 11, 2007 12:57 PM

Chopped Liver

With the Jewish holidays coming up I've been craving some of my childhood favorites. I know DC is seriously lacking from any sort of decent Jewish delis (someone PLEASE do something about this!!)...the best I've been able to find is Morty's in AU area.

But since I'm going to spending the holidays away from my family I would like to find some really amazing chopped liver. I know they had some in the prepared food section at Whole Foods in Logan Circle but it didn't look that great (I'll have to sample it tonight when I go grocery shopping). I had some a long time ago at So's Your Mom that was pretty good.

Any other suggestions? It MUST be in DC and metro accessible (I know that probably rules out a bunch of places in MD but I don't have a car and won't be able to get all the way out there before the holiday. I would rather not give my hopes up).


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  1. Yikes, I usually get mine from Balducci's...

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    1. re: caphill2320

      Where exactly is Balducci's located? I've actually never been but always see people carrying around their bags and have been curious to check it out.

      I also sometimes pick up some food for the holidays at Dean and Deluca in Georgetown (not metro accessible but the acception since I can take the blue bus from Dupont and a street away from my apt.) Haven't tried their chopped liver...not even sure if they have it but curious if anyone else has.

      1. re: Elyssa

        The Balducci's I go to is on New Mexico Ave right near AU. If you are willing to bus it, I think the N8 stops there. You can usually pick that up around Tenleytown. I think there are others in VA though, maybe they are accessible via Metro?

        1. re: caphill2320

          Thanks caphill. Perhaps I'll check it out this weekend when I have a litte more time.

    2. Awww...Elyssa! You really need to get a car! Even Zipcar! 'Cuz Chutzpah has some excellent chopped liver!! There's a Tyson's branch, but that's as close as it gets.

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      1. re: FoodieGrrl

        I know...I've been hearing great stuff about Chutzpah.

        1. re: Elyssa

          You know, the Tyson's Chutzpah is probably accessible by Metro bus from the West Falls Church Metro. You could probably get there, but you'd have to leave some time. Good luck. Oh. Now, I really want some.

        1. re: Steve

          That's where my holiday chopped liver is coming from! As a matter of fact, it always comes from Wagshall's, no matter which the holiday.

        2. Snider's in Silver Spring.

          1. Oh, dear Elyssa, stop wandering in the desert!
            Buy Molly O'Neill's New York Cookbook and make Grandma Dora's Chopped Liver. You can pick up wonderful fresh livers and eggs at Market Poultry at Eastern Market right near your office. O'Neill calls the recipe "extraordinary" and when I've fixed it, even my Jewish friends have agreed. It's easy, makes a lot and you can eat to your heart's content.
            Lots of good traditional Jewish recipes in the book. You'll enjoy it.

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            1. re: MakingSense

              Hahaha! You sound like my Mom! She has told me to just make our friend David's recipe which we eat every year with fresh raw chopped onions on top. Maybe someday I'll just go ahead and do it on my own...but my planning hasn't been that good this year, so I have some time restraints.

              I'm thinking I might just get a little bit from Sos Your Mom. It was good when I had it a year and a half ago. Plus I miss that place dearly since moving out of the Adams Morgan area.

              1. re: Elyssa

                Loeb's, which is in the heart of DC, has some great chopped liver.

                1. re: mutant4

                  Ooooooooo never heard of Loeb's. Where is it!?!?!

                  1. re: Elyssa

                    Oh, I used to work right there! Their sandwiches are killer too. It's 15th and I, at one of the corners of Mt. Vernon Sq.

                    1. re: caphill2320

                      Loeb's sandwiches may be good but their chicken matzo ball soup is the worst I've ever had. If that is any indication, I'd play it safe and order from Sarge's in NYC -- they Fed Ex for the holidays!!!

                      1. re: caphill2320

                        You mean McPhereson Sq., Mt. Vernon Sq. is between 7th and 9th.