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Avi & David's...now just David's

vallevin Jan 29, 2010 04:08 AM

Finally got there last night and had a tuna prosciutto sandwich. It was good, it was very good, bread was fresh. But I still am having a hard time with this $10 for a sandwich price point .... am I missing something, is this just the price of doing business in the city?

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  1. Tripeler RE: vallevin Jan 29, 2010 04:28 AM

    Tuna prosciutto? Was the prosciutto made from tuna? Please explain this! I am very curious.

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    1. re: Tripeler
      avitrek RE: Tripeler Jan 29, 2010 05:13 AM

      I was only there once a couple years ago(I'm rarely in that part of town), but from what I remember I ordered the tuna prosciutto. It was prosciutto made from tuna. I can't compare it to ham prosciutto, but I remember thinking it tasted like lox made with tuna instead of salmon.

      In regards to the prices, yes they are pricey, but so is the rent at 63rd and 3rd. Looking at treif places in the area, Lox on a bagel costs about $9, so I think Avi & David's is priced fairly given where they are and what they offer.

      1. re: Tripeler
        vallevin RE: Tripeler Jan 29, 2010 05:34 AM

        I'd agree with avi trek, it was like cured tuna.

        And ...ARE YOU SERIOUS????!!!???! 9 bucks for bagels and lox at a treif place????
        Please tell me the bagel was like 12 inches in diameter...

        1. re: vallevin
          ferret RE: vallevin Jan 29, 2010 05:48 AM

          Manhattan. In the year 2010. $9 and $10 sandwiches are the rule, not the exception.

          1. re: ferret
            DeisCane RE: ferret Jan 29, 2010 05:55 AM

            Essa just raised the price of the lox/bagel sandwich to $10.50, as I recall.

          2. re: vallevin
            cheesecake17 RE: vallevin Jan 29, 2010 06:53 AM

            Yup that's the price these days. At the (nonkosher) delis in midtown a bagel with cream cheese and lox is about $7-10 depending where.

            1. re: cheesecake17
              shoelace RE: cheesecake17 Jan 29, 2010 08:30 AM

              in queens at a nonkosher bagel store, its 8 for a bagel and lox, so 10 certainly sounds about right in manhattan

          3. re: Tripeler
            KosherChef RE: Tripeler Jan 29, 2010 09:41 AM

            Its a Tuna loin that is cold smoked. The name its just there to make it sound fancier. It has no relation Proscuitto in any way.

            1. re: KosherChef
              Tripeler RE: KosherChef Jan 30, 2010 01:40 AM

              Thanks for the clarification, Kosher Chef. I guess "smoked tuna" is easily gentrified.
              If they gefilted the tuna, I wonder what they could call it?

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