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NYC Corned Beef in Dallas

randyjl Jan 26, 2010 07:46 PM

I want one of those melt-in-your-mouth corned beef sandwiches I had in NYC. Any ideas?

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  1. LewisvilleHounder RE: randyjl Jan 27, 2010 05:50 AM

    You talking about freshly prepared corned beef or a good deli cold cut?

    If deli cold cut I would try out the NY Corned Beed or Pastrami they have at Central Market. It is worht the $10 - $12/lb price tag.

    Other than that I would say read up and make it yourself because no place around here that I know of makes their own. I don't even think DeliNews, Roasters, Cindy's and Zinsky's make their's in house. I could be wrong about that though.

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      DallasDude RE: LewisvilleHounder Jan 27, 2010 08:01 AM

      Zinsky's reportedly does. I like Deli News sammiches, though. The huge amazing 12 dollar version is incredible. Run from Roasters.

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        gavlist RE: DallasDude Jan 27, 2010 08:29 AM

        I don't think Zinsky's does make theirs in house (unless they've changed from when they first opened). They buy the corned beef pre-corned and cook it in house. And the Pastrami is already smoked when they get it, and just reheated in house. It's still very good though (in my opinion - but I have limited expertise here)

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        amokscience RE: LewisvilleHounder Jan 27, 2010 01:45 PM

        This is my approach. The ginormous Deli style sandwiches don't do it for me. Thought I could get something reasonable but after hitting several recs it's just easier to do it myself.

      3. twinwillow RE: randyjl Jan 27, 2010 12:35 PM

        DELI-NEWS!!! Preston and Cambell.

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          DallasDude RE: twinwillow Jan 27, 2010 12:51 PM

          Don't forget the giant bowl of matzo ball soup.

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            twinwillow RE: DallasDude Jan 27, 2010 12:53 PM

            Now I will say, the matzoh ball soup at Zinsky's is very good!

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            head RE: twinwillow Aug 4, 2010 07:13 AM

            I also vote for Deli News, the corned beef hash breakfast is absolutely wonderful.

            Deli News
            17062 Preston Rd Ste 100, Dallas, TX 75248

          3. twinwillow RE: randyjl Jan 27, 2010 12:54 PM

            Personally, I don't think Roaster's will last.

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              swoll50 RE: randyjl Aug 3, 2010 10:34 PM

              bump since i think some of these places arent around anymore. i just moved back to dallas after 4 years in ft lauderdale and i havent found a great pastrami sandwich yet. living at lovers/greenville.

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                CocoaNut RE: randyjl Aug 4, 2010 07:37 AM

                Pack a small bag and head to the TCU part of Ft Worth and enjoy a sandwich @ Cahrshons Deli. Excellent pastrami - I don't believe they make/cook it there, but think they said they corn and cook their own corned beef (haven't tried that). Eggy potato salad and creamy slaw with mayo based dressing and a sprinkle of caraway. Worth the drive. http://www.carshonsdeli.com/

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                  head RE: randyjl Aug 4, 2010 12:12 PM

                  Here is a write up about the pastrami at Deli News for some perspective.


                  Deli News
                  17062 Preston Rd Ste 100, Dallas, TX 75248

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                    twinwillow RE: head Aug 4, 2010 03:54 PM

                    Loved that review. Bravo, Observer!

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                      DallasDude RE: twinwillow Aug 18, 2010 11:37 AM

                      you bet.

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                    CocoaNut RE: randyjl Aug 4, 2010 12:44 PM

                    I know Deli-News is proclaimed to be the best of what is offered in Dallas, but the best of the worst doesn't make it good. On my two visits the pastrami has been disappointingly dry.

                    1. twinwillow RE: randyjl Aug 4, 2010 03:53 PM

                      To some, Deli-News only wins by default. To me, it's the best deli in Dallas.

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                        CocoaNut RE: twinwillow Aug 4, 2010 06:41 PM

                        Twin, I am sorry, didn't mean that in a personal fashion.

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                          twinwillow RE: CocoaNut Aug 4, 2010 11:11 PM

                          No problem. I didn't take it that way. It's cool.

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                        JethroSpanks RE: randyjl Aug 17, 2010 07:21 PM

                        Anyone tried the sandwiches at any of the Cindi's New York Delis? I've only had their black and white cookies (best around here...BY FAR!). But haven't had anything else.

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                          DarnellErwinFletcher RE: JethroSpanks Aug 18, 2010 09:41 AM

                          No need to go to Cindi's unless you can't get to Deli News, the food is incomparable IMO

                          Deli News
                          17062 Preston Rd Ste 100, Dallas, TX 75248

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                            twinwillow RE: DarnellErwinFletcher Aug 18, 2010 11:42 AM

                            You got that right!

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                              JethroSpanks RE: twinwillow Aug 22, 2010 03:43 PM

                              Ah. Never been to either, just figured I'd throw it out there and see what the response was!

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                            CocoaNut RE: JethroSpanks Mar 27, 2011 06:57 AM

                            Bad - at least the one on Forrest around Marsh(?) - and that was probably a year ago, but it was extremely dry, as sandpaper, as I remember. I've been going to Cindi's on Central for years but regardless of time of day and always preferring breakfast to lunch, would always swing away from the sandwiches opting for a breakfast choice. Probably should have done the same at the Forrest location.

                            Wish Phil wouldn't have sold out years ago.

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                              DallasDude RE: CocoaNut Mar 31, 2011 04:26 PM

                              Forget Cindy's. I also have been foreceably to the location at Marsh and Forest recently and everything was frozen Sysco garbage. Not the good Sysco stuff, but the lower end lines that make food costs look great but loses customers.

                              1. re: CocoaNut
                                twinwillow RE: CocoaNut Mar 31, 2011 07:58 PM

                                Yeah, Old Phil should never have died.

                                I will say that Cindy's potato salad and cole slaw is very good. They both come from the same source that Deli-News buy's (What! You thought they made it?) theirs from. Joel Gilbert, who works at the Cindy's on Central must have been instrumental in having Cindy's carry it. They're the same cole slaw and potato salad that Joel Gilbert carried when he had his deli.

                                I found this interesting sidelight to the history of Gilbert's with particular reference to Joel's son, Alan.
                                Btw, Dr. Gary Morechower mentioned in the article is the doctor that delivered my son in 1971.


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