Wonderful hot turkey sandwiches! Absolutely fabulous! Oh, how I miss the Lincoln Del! Pumpernickel rolls, matzoh ball soup, hot beef sandwiches, meatballs.
I have fond memories of the del, as obviously so many others do. Thanks, Wendy, for this book.Do a Kindle version of the cookbook!
Happy trip down memory lane. Thanks for the memories!
Among my best-loved restaurants of all time, anywhere. The cabbage borscht on a January night at -12 degrees was a little slice of heaven and a hour's sanctuary. For a French dip sandwich, I've never found its equal. I still miss the Del.
I went there as a youngster for Matzo ball chicken soup and rugalah (sp?) and kept going back often through my teens and early twenties for everything on the menu! I also remember seeing the tattoo on the arm of one of my waitresses - she was a holocaust survivor - I was humbled and in awe of her strength and perseverance.
I believe Jan and Cy Schoenwetter were the owners of the local franchise for Weight Watchers.We ate at the Lincoln Del (west) many times a week. I hope the book includes lots of pictures. I especially remember the framed clown paintings in the bar area. I would buy roasted turkey to go at the deli/bakery counter. It was actual roasted turkey breast--way better than the pressed meat available at grocery stores. I also loved the lemon rolls.Hoping the recipe for the French Dressing is in this book
It was indeed sad to see the Lincoln Del go slowly down hill, finally ending in a painful death.
I can still taste the French Dip, Beef Barley Soup and the Chocolate Pie. And don't forget the Kosher pickles.The place was always packed, with lots of activity and noise. Great memories. I worked at the Lincoln Del West during the last half of my senior year of high school until I left for Navy boot camp in November. It was the best place I ever worked. I even worked shifts when I came home on leave. The Berenbergs were so wonderful ! There is not a day goes by where I wish "the Del" was still around. I cannot think of any restaurant today that can match the food, the love and the atmosphere that 'The Del " had. I will be buying the book and enjoying the food but I will always miss the fun and the joy of working and eating there. Thank you Ms. Rosenstein, thank you !!!!!
In the late 70s/early 80s, as a group we'd always head over to the Del or La Terrace (in the old Hotel Sofitel) on 494, after closing down the restaurant/bars we worked at on the strip. Have a bite to eat during the late nite/early morning hours and unwind. Was always a great place to and run by such friendly, welcoming hosts. Both the Del and Terrace were all-night operations back then.
I miss that whole west end area and what it was - the Del, the Cooper, My Pie (the symbol). All gone.
Mmmmm, dill pickles on each table!
There is a place in Palm Springs called Manhattan in the Desert that comes very close to how good the Del was.
Chocolate pie from the Del was a birthday tradition for my best friend and myself, for many years. It was amazing.
i need the Potato Salad Recipe today!
Wow, a memory from the past. Enjoyed having some meals at the West Del with dates.
Reminds me of another great Deli just a block or two west on Lake St - Bernie's. Bernie was always there to great you. He would tell us "eat, eat, it's good for you!" Wonderful food and memories.
so many great meals at the Lincoln Del. Matzo Ball soup. Hermit cookies. scrambled eggs with matzo (hoppel popped). I remember my former boss taking me there for the first time and pointing out the old timers with WWII concentration camp tattoos on their forearms. They were Holocaust survivors. What a place. What a very special place. Don't forget the 9 layer Surgeon General Koop Cake!
Oh the Matzo Ball soup--it could not be matched. I hope the recipe is in the cookbook !
The best Reuben I've eaten ever! One of the waitress' told me they used Mayo on the bread, not 1000 island dressing. Is that true? And the best Florentine Cookies in the universe! Really great stuff and good memories.