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Feb 24, 2014 08:34 AM

All American Drive-In of Massapequa

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

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  1. 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

      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: stuartlafonda

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

          1. re: coll

            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

              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. 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

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

              1. re: Gastronomos

                So did I, in my dreams! Very cool.