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Heart attack sandwich (involves corned beef)

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.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05...;

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

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  1. 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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    1. re: psycomp

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

    2. 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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      1. re: berel

        Better to check than cast aspersions:
        http://www.2ndavedeli.com/about/koshe...

        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.

        1. re: bagelman01

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

          1. re: mucho gordo

            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. 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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        1. re: bagelman01

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

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

          1. 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.

            http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddri...

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            1. re: pacheeseguy

              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.