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SARASOTA FL. Jimmys Sand Trap

bobinken Dec 8, 2011 09:23 AM

Anyone heard of or tried this place? I understand it is quite new...is a deli. I'm interested in knowing if the corned beef and pastrami sandwiches are anywhere near as good as New York or Montreal.

Pastrami's is gone and to me was only passable and TooJay's ain't great either...was hoping Jimmy's Sand Trap was the answer to a decent deli in Sarasota.

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    irwin RE: bobinken Dec 8, 2011 02:50 PM

    Had lunch there today........
    Corned beef was just ok..... Sliced a little too thick for me.
    Thought the sandwich was a little thin.......
    The potato pancakes (lakties) were good but very very greasy. I think they are pre-made and come in frozen, and then its grilled or deep fried, and when served its dripping......
    Menu looked good. I love good deli, which is really not available here in SRQ, so when I read the article on Jimmy's -- I got excited.... I guess TooJays is our best bet, because it very consistent and great soup.
    Longboat's Nosh-A-Rye is also just OK. Not worth the visit...

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      bobinken RE: irwin Dec 9, 2011 10:46 AM

      Thanks, Irwin. I am so disappointed...was hoping for a new and decent deli...guess I will have to stick to TooJays.

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      il davis RE: bobinken Dec 9, 2011 04:23 PM

      It was awful. Phony marketing in newspaper. Awful meat called pastrami on wonder rye bread.

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        sailorsmom RE: il davis Mar 7, 2012 09:44 AM

        The best corned beef & pastrami sandwich to be had in Sarasota is, by my estimation, Southside Deli on Hillview. It's the real thing! Oh, and ask for the spicy mustard! I'm drooling already!

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          bobinken RE: sailorsmom Mar 8, 2012 10:40 AM

          If Southside Deli uses Boarshead Corned Beef and Pastrami they won't be getting my business...to me that is not "the real thing" UGH

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            irwin RE: bobinken Mar 8, 2012 05:06 PM

            I really think Southside Deli used Boars Head Products. AS you say, it not the real stuff........As I mentioned a dozen times before, real corned beef or pastrami is not available in Sarasota.

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