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Ben & Irv's -- only so-so

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Ben & Irv's -- only so-so

CindyJ | Nov 7, 2011 09:52 AM

Heading home from Bucks County yesterday, we took a little detour and stopped for an early dinner at Ben & Irv's. I was expecting REAL NY deli; what we got was probably acceptable from a PA point of view, but a disappointment for anyone who knows NY deli. I'd hoped to get my pastrami sliced hot from the steamer; instead it had been sliced cold and reheated on the grill. The pickles were no better than anything off the supermarket shelf and even the mustard was not NY deli mustard.

Next time we're up that way, we'll detour to Pumpernick's. If that falls short of our expectations, guess we'll have to venture to NYC to get our deli fix.

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