Here is my embarrassed friend Martin with his Carnegie Deli triple decker (wish I remembered what meats besides pastrami … chopped liver, tongue, perhaps? Kirsch thinks pastrami, turkey and tongue) being introduced by Kirsch, taken with L. Roy and Lauren’s (crappy) cell phone camera (absolutely had to document this). It was actually not a great sandwich, but wins if size matters. I think it cost $13, which is not so bad considering it could have fed a family of 4. Never eat anything bigger than your head.
Despite a cash-only policy, strict minimums and surly service, Carnegie Deli often has a line out the door. Open since 1937, its midtown location makes it a popular choice for visitors and late hours mean it’s a good choice anytime you want a mile-high pastrami sandwich, onion rings or cheesecake. $3 surcharge to share the huge sandwiches.
Address: 854 7th Ave (55th Street)
6:30 a.m. – 4 a.m.
Subway: N/R/Q/W to Seventh Ave.