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NYC Corned Beef in Dallas

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

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  1. 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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    1. re: LewisvilleHounder

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

      1. re: DallasDude

        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)

      2. re: LewisvilleHounder

        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. DELI-NEWS!!! Preston and Cambell.

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        1. re: twinwillow

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

          1. re: DallasDude

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

          2. re: twinwillow

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

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

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

            1. 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.

              1. 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/

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

                  http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/cityo...

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

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                  1. re: head

                    Loved that review. Bravo, Observer!

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

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                      1. re: twinwillow

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

                        1. re: CocoaNut

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

                      2. 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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                        1. re: JethroSpanks

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

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

                            1. re: twinwillow

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

                          1. re: JethroSpanks

                            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.

                            1. re: CocoaNut

                              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

                                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.

                                http://www.dallasobserver.com/2000-04...