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Corn beef special

Andy Haakenson | | Oct 3, 2001 09:42 AM

Looking for recommendations for the best corn beef special in Center City within a lunchtime walk from Rittenhouse Square. Also some questions:

-- Is the corn beef special sandwich (defined as sliced corned beef with cole slaw and Russian dressing on rye) a native Phila. item? Is it widely available elsewhere on the east coast?

-- Isn't a "special"--at least as it is meant in Phila a sandwich that contains cole slaw and Russian dressing on RYE bread? Is there a sandwich that is a "special" that is on another type of bread? Wouldn't that be sacreligious?

thanks -- ARH