By Ben Adler
I finally made it to Eli’s and a I second Spencer. That corned beef is legit. Lean, salty, tender and tasty. I got a cheese-less Ruben with it piled high on Kraut and Rye Bread. Shmear a little mustard on there and I’m in heaven. And there were sour pickles.
That said I have my issues with Eli’s. They really are kosher, so you cannot get milk in your coffee. Fine, I said, how about some soy milk? The waitress came over instead with those corn syrup filled non-dairy creamers. Telling me that is soy milk is like, to paraphrase a certain famous Jewish judge from New York, pissing on my leg and telling me it’s raining. Also, it’s pretty lame that there is only one place you can get real corned beef in this entire city, but that’s one more than I thought there was.