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Jewish-style Deli Opening in Dupont Circle

Elyssa Dec 14, 2011 06:58 AM

This morning's news blew my mind! Anyone that knows me, knows that I have been talking non-stop about a Jewish deli opening in the Dupont area for years. Whenever an open space presented itself in my neighborhood, I prayed to the Foodie Gods that a Jewish deli would go into the space.

The former chef at Tallula, Barry Koslow, is going to be opening a Jewish-style deli in South Dupont.

Reallly, realllly, reallllllllllly hoping this place is the real deal.


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  1. ClevelandDave RE: Elyssa Dec 19, 2011 09:52 AM

    First bagels, then a deli... what is next, a schvitz?


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    1. re: ClevelandDave
      Elyssa RE: ClevelandDave Dec 19, 2011 12:42 PM

      From your mouth to God's ears!

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      chesapeake72000 RE: Elyssa Dec 23, 2011 11:30 AM

      I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it's good. I know that the masses will appreciate his intent to "lighten" the cuisine, but I hope "lighten" doesn't neuter. I went to Kutcher's, a new restaurant in Tribecca last weekend, which is based on the well known Catskills resort -- it is fancy-schmantzy with no soul or character, and the food was mediocre, at best.

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        MizYellowRose RE: chesapeake72000 Dec 27, 2011 08:43 PM

        "lighten" the cuisine? I don't know about anyone else but when I want good Jewish deli food, I'm not looking for "light" food LOL! I want a thick, juicy pastrami sandwich along with a bowl of matzo ball soup.

        All that said, I, too, hope that the food is not only good but the real thing!

        1. re: MizYellowRose
          Jeserf RE: MizYellowRose Dec 28, 2011 05:03 AM

          FWIW the matzo ball soup at bethesda bagel is actually very good - especially for DC.

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            Steve RE: Jeserf Feb 4, 2012 06:31 AM

            I second the matzoh ball soup at Bethesda Bagels.

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        mdpilam RE: Elyssa Feb 3, 2012 03:06 PM

        Just came across this and was reminded of a place that a friend recommended (I miss Langer's in LA, and their great pastrami) Loeb's Deli. Not quite Dupont, but close. Has anyone ever been? Worth going?

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          skipper RE: mdpilam Feb 3, 2012 05:31 PM

          Loeb's is nice, but not kosher.

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            Steve RE: mdpilam Feb 4, 2012 06:29 AM

            Don't go out of your way.

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