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All American Drive-In of Massapequa

Gastronomos Feb 24, 2014 08:34 AM

Look what's back ! Great News ! All American Drive-In of Massapequa has knishes ! YEP! the ganish!

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    Scott_R Feb 24, 2014 09:46 AM

    Were they gone? I remember a friend buying one there about 13-14 years ago, and it was just a reheated mass-market frozen thing. He tossed it out after a few bites.

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    1. re: Scott_R
      coll Feb 24, 2014 09:50 AM

      They look like Gabilas; if so, they started making and selling them again this Monday. Closed for months due to a fire. If you didn't like it and it IS Gabila, you are in the minority.

      1. re: coll
        stuartlafonda Feb 24, 2014 09:55 AM

        Fire? any serious damage?

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          coll Feb 24, 2014 09:56 AM

          Serious enough that the Dept of Health closed them down since last fall.

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            Gastronomos Feb 25, 2014 07:11 AM


          2. re: coll
            Scott_R Feb 24, 2014 10:17 AM

            As I'd stated, this was a friend's experience, so remarks about *my* taste are inappropriate.

            Besides, Gabilas call themselves "the Largest
            Manufacturer of Knishes and related products in the WORLD!" so mass-market and frozen are apt descriptions. Argumentum ad populum is a logical fallacy; McDonald's is the biggest seller of hamburgers, but that's not an argument about how great they are.

            1. re: Scott_R
              coll Feb 24, 2014 11:04 AM

              So try one sometime and see what you think. They are only the largest in the world because the market here in the NY area is so limited. And because they have no competition to speak of. Not because they want to be the next McDonalds!

        2. Gastronomos Feb 24, 2014 01:12 PM

          It's not that I like it sliced open with a lot of spicy brown mustard, deli mustard, (not the firemens BBQ yellow mustard wierd stuff), because I do, It's that I have taken to adding in addition to copious amounts of mustard, a healthy dose of sauerkraut to my knishes.

          I used to stop by Policano's Italian Sausage truck on Linden Blvd at 79th Street, Queens for a knish with lots of mustard and a heavy sprinkling of salt (he wouldn't let me get it any other way, thankfully) back when I had "business" in that area.
          And that the Italian sausage and peppers (with onions) hero with ketchup, mustard, and salt were not an option either... made me lament that I couldn't get a knish at All American Drive-In (or anywhere) for a while.

          I expect that my local supermarket will now carry them again as well, but getting one at All American Drive-In is much nicer. "Can I get a ganish, with extra Mustard and sauerkraut, please."

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          1. re: Gastronomos
            coll Feb 24, 2014 01:34 PM

            My favorite is ham, swiss and mustard, all melted in the middle.

            1. re: coll
              Gastronomos Feb 24, 2014 01:59 PM


              I grew up here:

              1. re: Gastronomos
                coll Feb 24, 2014 03:17 PM

                So did I, in my dreams! Very cool.

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