Hymie’s Deli of Merion, PA

I neglected to include Hymie’s in the ode to corned beef on rye I wrote in October. It wasn’t an intended slight. They just don’t figure significantly in my personal history with the sandwich. While they are one of the better known Jewish style delis in the Philadelphia region, at least among locals, I neverContinue reading “Hymie’s Deli of Merion, PA”

Finally, Kosher Salami; and Another Cheesesteak

I can’t say whether the two are related in any way, but since around the time that Covid first hit the U.S., it’s been difficult to find kosher salami in supermarkets and other stores that used to stock it. I know this isn’t just a phenomenon of the Philadelphia area, where I live, because I’veContinue reading “Finally, Kosher Salami; and Another Cheesesteak”

My Lifelong Love Affair with Corned Beef on Rye

While I write frequently here about cheesesteaks – and yes, I do love them deeply – there is another sandwich for which I have had serious affection since an extremely early age. I refer to the Jewish delicatessen stand-by, corned beef on rye.  It was my maternal grandmother, the late-great Mom-Mom Bess, who turned meContinue reading “My Lifelong Love Affair with Corned Beef on Rye”