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Same ole' Attmann's??

Hue Jun 22, 2008 03:16 PM

Stopped by Attmanns for lunch on Thursday and was somewhat disappointed . The roll was a light airy thing not a good heavy duty kaiser style roll(dreams of Stones Bakery dancing in my head), the corned beef was stringy , the pickle was good and the Dr. Browns was nice and cold.
Hope this was an off day, but those rolls gotta go!!!

Are there any Attmanns left in the business??

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    Whitemarshjohn RE: Hue Jun 22, 2008 03:27 PM

    Wow, that is shocking. I'm hoping you hit it on a bad day at an off time. If that happens to me I think I am going to complain with the same brazeness and attitude that they give to their customers who hold up the line with stupid questions and requests. Attman's is an institution, so I sure hope they are not starting to slide - especially since they've been in business for 100+ years.

    1. ko1 RE: Hue Jun 22, 2008 04:29 PM

      The bread there has always been adequate at best. The corned beef, though...

      1. Dmnkly RE: Hue Jun 22, 2008 09:30 PM

        For the past 12 months, Attman's has been almost a weekly stop for me. In that stretch, I think I've had one bad sandwich, so I suspect it's a matter of bad luck.

        If I may ask, though... what are you thinking putting their corned beef on anything other than rye?!? :-)

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          Hue RE: Dmnkly Jun 23, 2008 04:53 AM

          The rolls had always reminded of those we use to get at Stones Baker, which was just a block or two east on Lombard. Those rolls came hot out of the oven and even as a child I loved them!!!
          By the way that old "pipe bridge that use to go over the Jones Falls on Lombard is intact and on display at the streetcar museum .

          1. re: Hue
            tartuffe RE: Hue Jun 23, 2008 08:37 AM

            I go to Attman's a lot--corned beef is always good and the people are a treat. A roll for corned beef?

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              Hue RE: tartuffe Jun 23, 2008 10:47 AM

              I really get strange looks when I request corned beef on white bread with lettuce, tomato and mayo :) :)

              1. re: Hue
                lawhound RE: Hue Jun 23, 2008 11:11 AM

                Just had lunch there and can report that the corned beef on rye remains super. My friend had it on a roll with mayo and mustard, no lie, and spoke highly of the CB as well, no comment on the roll.

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                  skipper RE: lawhound Jun 23, 2008 11:12 AM

                  Didn't the mayo embarrass you?

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                    baltoellen RE: lawhound Jun 23, 2008 11:34 AM


                  2. re: Hue
                    Dmnkly RE: Hue Jun 23, 2008 11:35 AM

                    I'm sorry, Hue... we just can't be friends.


              2. re: Dmnkly
                dan f. RE: Dmnkly Jun 23, 2008 03:24 PM

                My thoughts exactly! Corned beef on anything other than rye is a deli apostasy.

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                MDicecreamguy RE: Hue Jun 23, 2008 02:53 PM

                Mark Attman is still the owner ( Seymore's son, Harry's grandson) I'm sure he would appreciate your comments....good or bad.

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                  cstrother RE: Hue Jun 29, 2008 12:26 PM

                  In the past 6 months or so, I have been to Baltimore about 4 times and have gone by Attman's to pick up about $100 worth of Jewish deli each time. One time the corned beef seemed a little less than fantastic. One other time the pastrami did. Not that either was bad, it just was not quite as good as usual. Otherwise the food has been incredible. Went by yesterday and everything, especially the corned beef, seemed better than ever. The rye bread has been perfect each time. I really cannot speak to the rolls. The half done pickles are as good as they come. The hot dogs are good. The liverwurst is a revelation. The tongue was good, although expensive. I used to go to Attman's 30 years ago when I lived in B-more. I wd not say they are slipping by my memory. Weiss' is good, too I have not been to Lenny's for a long time so I cannot vouch for it.

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                    tartuffe RE: cstrother Jun 30, 2008 08:23 AM

                    I was in A's the other day and a guy ordered corned beef on white bread w/ mayo. "Struth!

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                      skipper RE: tartuffe Jun 30, 2008 09:31 AM

                      That's gross! I was there on Saturday and had a corned beef/pastrami/chopped liver on rye. Wonderful!!!!! With a Dr. Brown's Cream Soda and a potato knish. Heaven!!!

                      1. re: skipper
                        nickdanger RE: skipper Jun 30, 2008 10:08 AM

                        Better CB and deli at Edmart. Ironically, years ago, Attman's had a restaurant down the block.

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