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Sep 7, 2010 08:54 PM

delis and underground supper clubs

Hello everyone!

Im new to the area and have yet to find a great ny style deli in dc. one item in particular bialays!!! Also anybody know of any cool supper clubs not hush please. any recommendations would be great!!!!

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  1. There are no great ny style delis in the dc area, only mediocre ones. The only place that is close in that has bialys on the weekends is Bethesda bagels. On the other hand, I very recently discovered that my local Giant (in a not notably Jewish neighborhood in Alexandria) has frozen bialys that aren't too bad. The topping is bland, but I was quite happy with it. It ain't Kossar's but then what is.

    1. I hate to disappoint you but you are not going to find any great NY-style deli in DC. The place I go to to get my fill is Morty's...which is pretty good, not excellent, but it gets the job done. I have yet to see a bialay anywhere in DC. Whenever I visit my Grandma in Chicago I bring home 2 dozen bialays and freeze them.

      If you are willing to venture out to the suburbs you can probably find better deli.

      1. Chutzpah has bialys, though I'm no expert on those. I really like Chutzpah, but find in general it falls short of NY - though when longing for something it's good.

        The Deli in Herndon and Fairfax is my favorite Italian deli in the DC metro area, followed by Italian Store in Arlington.

        As I found out yesterday, Attman's in Baltimore is very good. My corned beef was incredible.

        Italian Store
        3123 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22201

        1. If you are serious about corned beef and pastrami, then Deli City in NE DC is great in the unlikeliest place. Get a combo sandwich. Mon through Friday until 5pm only. No longer need to pine for NY.

          2200 Bladensburg Rd NE
          (between N Queens Chapel Rd & N 24th Pl)
          Washington, DC 20018

          The 'fuhgeddaboudit' sandwich at Chutzpah (Fairfax) is outrageous. It is a concoction. If I had a picture of it, you'd run out right now and order one. But bring friends along because it is huge.

          Deli City Restaurant
          2200 Bladensburg Rd NE, Washington, DC 20018

          1. This is a deli-challenged area. I've seen bialys at the Wegman's in Fairfax.