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Provizer's deli since owner changed

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Provizer's deli since owner changed

munchabunch | Mar 11, 2003 10:54 AM

I heard the owner of Provizer's changed in June so I went. I tried the nosh plate (latke, knish, and blintz). The latke was more like a big pressed hashbrown patty than a real latke. They make them with eggbeaters. I like just about any form of fried potatoes so it tasted fine, but it isn't what latke lovers will be looking for. I chose the spinach knish and it was awful--way too salty. The sweet cheese filling in the blintz tasted good at first bite, but I like a higher dough to cheese ratio. The excess cheese grew a little disgusting a few bites into it. An order of tuna salad to go was how I like it--restrained use of mayo, lots of celery and onions.

Friends went a few days later and reported a good chopped liver, unexciting stuffed cabbage, and icky knishes.

The owner is pretty chatty and told me they make everything in house. Meanwhile I was staring right at the packaged deli meats. Guess he meant almost everything. They were however cooking a side of corned beef while I was there, which still made me hopeful BUT then he proudly told me he was fresh from managing the B&D deli for the last 10 years. While I was thinking, well at least he wasn't the cook, he told me he brought his cook with him. I never cared much for B&D so this doesn't get my hopes up.

Anyone else been?

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