I am craving a hot dog with sauerkraut and deli mustard, a square potato knish, macaroni or potato salad with some half-sour pickles. Is there a real deal deli in the Bay Area where I can indulge in this treasured New York feast? I live in the East Bay, but I'll travel anywhere in the Bay Area to re-live these tastes. When I lived in Los Angeles, I used to drive 50 miles to Santa Ana to get a decent cannoli, so as long as I don't have to go back to LA, distance is not an issue.
I was born and raised in Brooklyn, so I can spot a pale imitation immediately. As close as the real deal as you can get in California only, please!! My taste buds will remember and worship you forever.