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rich51 Mar 8, 2011 04:25 PM

in my quest to find a really good deli in westchester, i have been using chicken cutlet sandwiches on a roll w/ mayo l&t as a yardstick. unfortunately, few places make a better than the next place. any ideas would be appreciated. the other reason is today i stopped at wolf's lane deli in pelham, and came away impressed. good size fairly well seasoned and a very good roll. anyone else been there and how are their other foods (must say it looked very good).

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    apples RE: rich51 Mar 8, 2011 06:35 PM

    Rocky's Deli in Millwood and A&S Millwood both have good chicken cutlets. Rocky's is basic while A&S offers some better bread choices

    Rocky's Deli
    571 Kimball Ave, Yonkers, NY 10704

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      AdamD RE: apples Mar 9, 2011 01:37 AM

      +1 on A+S great Italian style deli
      I like the thornwood location best

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      Ho_Nutha_Levoo RE: rich51 Mar 9, 2011 03:08 AM

      Dante's on Central Ave White Plains (near TJ Maxx) and Cosmo and Alex in Mamaroneck are well liked too.

      By the way, let me know if you find that sandwich with veal

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        gbeats RE: rich51 Mar 9, 2011 04:00 AM

        Buon Amici Deli in Scarsdale has terrific chicken cutlet panini's served several different ways and all really good. Try the 007 which is the chicken cutlet with mozzarella, bacon, bbq sauce and hot sauce truly amazing.

        Buon Amici Deli
        836 Scarsdale Ave, Scarsdale, NY 10583

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          raider RE: gbeats Mar 9, 2011 04:51 AM

          shhhh. don't tell anyone about buon amici. or about giannone's, on the other side of the railroad tracks. both places are already overrun with scarsdale hs kids. i love dante's but the service is unimaginably slow. buon amici is equal quality, much faster service.

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            Ho_Nutha_Levoo RE: raider Mar 9, 2011 04:17 PM

            Dante's at 10:45 a.m. (early lunch) is actually not that long a wait :)

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            broosewee RE: gbeats May 20, 2011 08:44 AM

            I love Buon Amici Deli. The owner, John, is a stickler for quality ingredients and it shows in his food. Can't rave about it enough.

            Buon Amici Deli
            836 Scarsdale Ave, Scarsdale, NY 10583

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            ryanallday RE: rich51 Mar 9, 2011 05:04 AM

            a little north of westchester but i cant see any deli's north of the bronx being any better then Bucci's Bro's Deli in Mahopac, also in the same town Christophers Deli is wekk known for their chicken

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              Dim Sum Diva RE: ryanallday Mar 9, 2011 06:11 AM

              Rooster's on Gedney Way in White Plains
              Park Deli on Regent Street in Port Chester
              BTW, Deli Delicious on Rte. 119 in Greenburgh has closed :-(
              LOVE Dante's on Central Ave., worth the wait.

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                cubanat RE: Dim Sum Diva Mar 9, 2011 12:36 PM

                DSD, what was the deal with deli delicious? There for years but for me such an odd location that I never stopped in...what did I miss out on?

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                  rich51 RE: cubanat Mar 9, 2011 03:10 PM

                  you mean you never went to disco deli *L* although it hasn't been that in years. used to work just down the street from there and (mid 80's?) they always had disco music blasting - hence the name, at the time they used to make a really good italian combo, one of the "secrets" was some fried eggplant, it really does work on a good combo

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                    cubanat RE: rich51 Mar 10, 2011 12:19 PM

                    Rich, I have had that on pizza and on an outrageously good fried eeg sandwich with potatoes & onions. It adds just the right amount of crisp oily goodness. Melt should add that on as a topping!

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                  dextor74 RE: Dim Sum Diva Mar 16, 2011 05:48 AM

                  Hi Dim Sum Diva,
                  I am the former owner of Wrappsody in White Plains. Someone had sent me a link to your comments a few years back about Wrappsody. I was glad to here that we made people happy and my wife and I morn the loss as well. We still do catering from time to time. I would be more than happy to let you know what really happened to wrappsody or just share stories. Thanks again for the memories.

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                    Dim Sum Diva RE: dextor74 May 20, 2011 09:38 AM

                    Dextor: Thanks for posting! Still miss you guys and still have fond memories of your paella wrap and the moo shu wrap, among others. My guess is you either had issues with your landlord (because it's almost impossible to make a go around here if you don't own the place) or the city (because WP requires more permits, inspections and what-not than any other town around). Have you considered opening elsewhere around here?

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                      dextor74 RE: Dim Sum Diva May 26, 2011 04:16 PM

                      Hi Dim Sum, You nailed it right on the head. It ended up costing 50% more to open in WP because of the way the city works. Also we had major landlord issues. Most noticeable a suit 10 days after 9/11 that lasted 6 months and ultimately caused our closing. Not a day goes by that we do not think of opening again. Thank you again for your warm memories.

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                  miccheck914 RE: ryanallday May 26, 2011 04:43 AM

                  Christophers is out of business.

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                  vinouspleasure RE: rich51 Mar 9, 2011 07:22 PM

                  I think you need to change your yardstick.

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                    Dim Sum Diva RE: vinouspleasure Mar 10, 2011 08:39 AM

                    Deli Delicious...RIP. They did a good business back in the day! Not sure what happened. I used to get a "Mainz": corned beef, smoked turkey, cole slaw, maybe swiss, Russian dressing on Rye. Awesome! They changed their style in the millenium, more panini's & wraps, which were still good, as well as the hot (usually Italian) food. It was convenient & usually parking was available, hope something else goes into that location, there really isn't any other place in that immediate area to get a quick sandwich.

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                      rich51 RE: vinouspleasure Mar 10, 2011 03:39 PM

                      not limited to that by any means, but some good prep will make for a better one at one place than the other, a good italian combo is great but most use boars head, so the only real difference is what they put on, and yes the bread. so just using as an introduction/first try.that is also why i asked if anyon else has tried wolf's lane

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                        iluvcookies RE: rich51 Mar 10, 2011 06:31 PM

                        Have you tried Lange's in Scarsdale Village? They have excellent grilled chicken sandwiches.

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                      canemh RE: rich51 Mar 16, 2011 07:23 AM

                      anthonys in harrison

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                        silverstarfish RE: rich51 May 19, 2011 12:29 PM

                        Anthony's Deli on Halstead Ave., it's in Mamaroneck. They are known for their chicken cutlets. All the food is great. This is a "do not miss" if you are a deli lover.

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                          corky RE: silverstarfish May 23, 2011 09:46 AM

                          anthony's is heaven

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                          foodiemom10583 RE: rich51 May 19, 2011 12:34 PM

                          We like the Italian delis such as Dante's on Central Ave. in Hartsdale/White Plains and Avitabile Bros. on McLean Ave. in Yonkers. The sandwiches at Avitabile are phenomenal.

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                            AnnaBaptist RE: rich51 May 19, 2011 01:31 PM

                            Wolf's Lane Deli is quite good. Everything I have had there has been good or better. I also like the deli section in the DeCicco's in Pelham, They will make sandwiches for you there, and while I have never tried the chicken cutlet there, it does look delicious. Their chicken salad is out of this world - simply made and fresh.

                            1. Cheese Boy RE: rich51 May 19, 2011 09:09 PM

                              I've commented on this deli before, and the way I discovered it was by following the advice of the Ready-Mix drivers on their quest (and mine) for a great lunch. My recommendation is strictly for LUNCH, and for HOT sandwiches only. As for anything else, you're on your own. It's been a while since I've been there, but I hope the quality is still the same for their EXCELLENT sandwiches. Try Edgeland Deli in Port Chester. My sandwich choice was always the same -- it was basically a chicken parm hero sans sauce: breaded and fried chicken cutlet, mozzarella cheese, fried sweet cubanelle peppers, on a seeded hero.

                              Edgeland Deli
                              77 Midland Ave, Port Chester, NY 10573

                              1. menton1 RE: rich51 May 23, 2011 10:36 AM

                                From a February post:

                                "BUT... if you go "inland" from Tarrytown on 119 about 10 minutes, past the Elmsford intersection, to the Stapes shopping center on the left (also off exit 4 of 287) There's a non-descript place in the center called Frank's Food Court. What a bad name. But it is a large deli with a great selection of nicely prepared stuff. Worth a try.

                                Also, now that I think of it, there's a deli on 119 in Tarrytown, roughly across from the Mariott, called The Wedge Deli. Stands alone, off the road but visible on the north side. Very nice selection of on-site prepared stuff, cold and hot. Try the Wedge first."

                                Frank's Food Court
                                399 Knollwood Rd, White Plains, NY 10603

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                                  RawTunaFan RE: rich51 May 30, 2011 07:59 AM

                                  Buon Amici in Scarsdale. They take your yardstick of chicken cutlet sandwiches, throw in some avocado, guac, jalapenos, refried beans and call it the "Cancun."

                                  My favorite greasy indulgence.

                                  Buon Amici
                                  238 Central Ave, White Plains, NY 10606

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                                    jhopp217 RE: rich51 Jun 24, 2011 11:03 PM

                                    Being that was my go to lunch when I wasn't sure what I wanted, I can tell you, Maple Street Deli in Scarsdale is the best for that. Generally, soft rolls, juicy thick chicken cutlets, fresh veggies and not too much mayo (even though to me that is an oxymoron). They also have delicious rotating hot meals, such as chicken francese and chicken marsala (which are better than 80-90% of the Italian restaurants in the area (and the owners are Spanish). They have a stuffed pork loin that is amazing and pretty much all their hot stuff very good. They have some interesting wraps. I usually stay away from cold cuts, so can't really comment on freshness, etc..

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                                      lemarais RE: jhopp217 Oct 6, 2012 09:39 AM

                                      A very good deli in Pleasantville on the "far" side of town, the grungy area between Jean Jacques and the 7-11. Don't know the name of the deli, but it's pretty good.

                                      Are there any good deli's in Hastings area?

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                                        Kalee RE: lemarais Oct 7, 2012 04:19 PM

                                        Well, a bit south of there, Palisade Deli in Yonkers, and a bit north of there, Scaperrotta's in Dobbs Ferry.

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                                          lemarais RE: Kalee Oct 8, 2012 09:31 AM

                                          Does the place in Dobbs have home made, in house soups and salads? (Most Italian delis don't. )

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                                            Kalee RE: lemarais Oct 10, 2012 10:32 AM

                                            They do, but not til later in the year. I've never had it though so I can't tell you if they're any good.

                                            And if you're ever bit east of there, Cosmo & Alex on Mamaroneck Ave. in Mamaroneck usually has very good soups.

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