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May 4, 2009 12:00 PM

Where to buy Silverstein's rye?

I have a Goldin's deckle waiting to be consumed, need to get some rye, mustard (Kozlik's) and pickles. What locations are convenient? I live uptown but will be downtown in the afternoon.

Called Silverstein, they close at 6......any other suggestions?

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  1. If you pick up a fresh, whole, unsliced Open Window rye (available at many supermarkets), dampen the crust very slightly, and put it in a hot oven for a few minutes, you will probably be happy breadwise. Slice when using - not before.

    1. You can get the Kozlik's and the Open Window rye at Longo's. Perhaps the Whytes pickles too, but haven't checked. You're in for a real treat; as close to Schwartz as you could reasonably expect.

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      1. re: Chester Eleganté

        Managed to get a Silverstein rye.

        It's simmering......had to hit two Longo's to find Kozlik and Strub's. Didn't see Whytes but they did have Bubbies also.

        For the record, Bayview (Thornhill) had it, Hwy 7 & Woodbine (Markham) didn't.

        thanks for the help.....

        ps: the strub's could be crisper....

        1. re: aser

          Yeah, I shoulda specified that. I don't go to the Markham location. The simmering wait-time feels awfully long, eh...

          1. re: Chester Eleganté

            WOW, that is all I have to say. The marbling looked incredible, resembles a spider web.

            It's definitely up there with my experiences at Schwartz, Katz and old 2nd Ave.......wish I had some Guss' pickles though.

            Now I have a lot of extra rye bread, have to figure something to do with it. Maybe freeze it?

            1. re: aser

              Yeah, you can't help but be taken in by the sight of the sliced deckle. It's a visual spectacle through and through (and the aroma will have long factored in). The appearance of the medium is not comparable. And then, to have it taste as amazing as it looked...

              To think, to have Goldin's and Caplansky's emerge on the local scene in such short order. The city is filling its gaps, eh?

              1. re: Chester Eleganté

                I've got a Goldin's deckle in the freezer. It's waiting for my in-laws, who were born and raised in Montreal, to come for their annual visit. They now reside in the West, and sometimes I find my father-in-law curled up in the fetal position, sucking his thumb, sweating, mumbling incoherently about smoked meat and fairmont bagels.

                I plan to satisfy his craving. He's gonna love it.

                Can't help him out the Fairmont bagels, however. I may Fedex him some when we are there this summer.

                Looking forward to ordering my next batch of Goldin's. It's great stuff. Also looking forward to trying the pastrami at Smokehouse, but they're out until at least May 12th.

      2. I believe that Centre Street Deli would have sold you the Silverstein's Rye - a half loaf if desired, if I recall correctly, but I forget which pickles they carry. I might have considered Woeber's Brown mustard. I wish Zack had Woeber's available for his marvelous SM.

        1. I actually like the Rye bread from Dimpflmeiers bakery on Advance Road....mainly because you can always get a loaf that was JUST baked