My husband and I went to Jay & Lloyd's on Ave U, following chowhounds' recommendations. We were both disappointed. My husband had a wurst which was deep-friend instead of being grilled. I had a corned beef sandwich-- a real bellwether of Jewish delis. It was very mediocre-- lacking in flavor, flaky, falling apart.
Good, old-fashioned delis are extemely hard to find these days. I don't like tourist attractions such as the Stage and Carnegie. Any suggestions for good places in Brooklyn (or Manhattan)?