Lansky’s Deli
235 Columbus Ave (70/71)

Their tagline says it all. The place is a modern/classic oxymoron, that somehow works quite well. Lansky’s has only been open for about a year, but somehow seems classic. I’m not talking Katz’s classic, but it has done a nice job of making a cozy pub-like decor, while still offering a flat-screen tv and good soundtrack – we heard some Bowie tunes. They serve the requisite garlicky pickles and creamy coleslaw as complimentary starters. We split the “Coney Island Knishwich”, and along with our Dr. Brown’s, it was a tasty, filling lunch. This dastardly creation is a large potato knish cut in half with one side corned beef, the other pastrami, both topped with muenster cheese, coleslaw and Russian dressing. It is genius really. At a Jewish deli, I always want a knish and a sandwich – now I have both and the whole thing just melts in your mouth. They have a wide variety of soups, sandwiches, special “Devil Dogs”, and everything else one desires from solid Jewish fare. Check it out, it’s a lot tastier than temple!