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Heart attack sandwich (involves corned beef)

AdinaA May 12, 2011 04:22 AM

the Second Ave. Deli is being sued by a place actually named "Hear Attack Grill" over who came up with the idea of advertising that a sandwich with a large enough mountain of corned beef and pastrami could give you a heart attack.


Second Avenue is kosher (open on Shabbat). What say we not debate the hechscher here.

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    psycomp RE: AdinaA May 12, 2011 06:31 AM

    Then what shall we discuss? The merits of the lawsuit or how to make corned beef? Not really much of a discussion, is it?

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      DeisCane RE: psycomp May 12, 2011 07:16 AM

      It's a dumb lawsuit...and 2nd Avenue Deli is awesome.

    2. berel RE: AdinaA May 12, 2011 07:16 AM

      King David Deli has something called the "Heart stopper" basically the CB and pastrami and chopped liver on Garlic bread

      I don't think 2nd ave deli even has a hescher to debate

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        bagelman01 RE: berel May 12, 2011 07:45 AM

        Better to check than cast aspersions:

        But we are not debating reliability, just the name of the sandwich.

        Personally, I fgind that all modern deli is far too lean and I doubt it woiuld bring on a heart attack on its own. Maybe, if added to an already too high in fat diet.

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          mucho gordo RE: bagelman01 May 12, 2011 02:29 PM

          I agree. They trim all the flavorful fat in an effort to appear health conscious.

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            gotcholent RE: mucho gordo May 24, 2011 07:26 PM

            We served a sandwich at my first deli in NYC called "50 Ways to leave your Liver" which was comprised of a 1/2 pound of our own homemade chopped liver, 4 slabs of kosher bacon (aka fried naval pastrami) and these wonderfully crunchy fried onion slivers all between two warm slices of German style rye....fat is flavor senor gordo.....si? And b'H I never got sued for not killing any students in the process....then again If I were to do it all over, I'd probably ask the cardiologists for a commission this time around:)

      2. bagelman01 RE: AdinaA May 12, 2011 07:47 AM

        I don't know what is so terrible about two latkes with turkey in between. They give a choice of meats: Turkey, Corned Beef, Pastrami, Salami.

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          mucho gordo RE: bagelman01 May 12, 2011 02:30 PM

          What's terrible is that the turkey is usually too dry.

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          ediblover RE: AdinaA May 12, 2011 03:24 PM

          Can I sue Second Avenue for having a product that isn't unhealthy enough to be called an Instant Heart Attack sandwich?

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            pacheeseguy RE: AdinaA May 15, 2011 09:18 AM

            And here's the perfect drink to go with such a sandwich.
            Cold Stone Creamery's PB&C (peanut butter and cream)

            Presented in a giant 24 ounce cup the whole gloopy, gooey mess contains 2,010 calories,
            the total recommended daily allowance for a woman and only slightly fewer calories than are suggested for men.
            There are also 153 grams of sugar, the same as 30 chocolate chip cookies, which deliver an immediate buzz.


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              ediblover RE: pacheeseguy May 15, 2011 12:07 PM

              That made me laugh. I'm often tempted to try out "unhealthy" food items such as this, but in this case, I just don't see how it can be good - It's much too heavy. If the goal is to make a tasty item, but it happens to be a calorie bomb, that's great. But, in the case of the PB&C shake, it sounds like the goal was to make a calorie a-bomb, with enjoyment of the drink being secondary.

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