I was just reading a Boston Mag article on over the top hot dogs that referenced Michael's Deli's pastrami dog. The second line says, "...new owner Steve Peljovich has worked hard to overcome the deli’s hostile reputation, earned from over 30 years of infamously gruff service."
I could have sworn Michael's opened while I lived in Coolidge Corner around 2001. Was it somewhere else previously? Or am I mis-remembering?