We may (should, actually) soon have a new affirmative answer to the age old question, "is there a really good authentic deli in the Twin Cities?". Mort's Deli appears very close to opening their doors in Golden Valley @ Hwy 55 and Winnetka Ave, in the space that was once a B. Dalton Bookstore, then Joey's Seafood for a hot minute, and now will be 1/2 Chipotle 1/2 Deli...essentially in the parking lot of Golden Valley Commons. I'm guessing they'll be open within about 2 weeks.
According to the owners' blog, they aren't necessarily doing a lot of scratch cooking in house, ala Be'wiched...but are instead sourcing deliciously well known product from the NYC, such as H&H Bagels, Carnegie Deli meats & pickles as well as Best's Kosher Meats.
I, for one, am very excited for a Carnegie style high-piled hot thin sliced corned beef with deli mustard on caraway rye...and a real old sour dill pickle.