New York Deli Southside ~ Santa Fe, New Mexico
Food: New York Deli is an old fashioned Jewish delicatessen, with a strong Italian slant. Well that just about covers the Mob of the 1940's eh? Whether it's fat kosher deli meat sandwiches, Italian hot subs, or a traditional breakfast with the best homemade bagels you've ever had, New York Deli is the elixir to the New Mexican food hangover. And since we overindulge on the local cuisine, we welcome the diversion. As I presume the locals do as well. Their portions are hearty, at a fair price. and very good. The hot pastrami on NY Rye with brown mustard and a kosher pickle is the best I've had outside the 5 boroughs. Mrs. RJG loves their omelettes, and is always one of the highlights of her trip. This is a place where you schmear your butter on your bagel!
Drink: You have to ask? What? You don't know?
Location: This particular New York Deli is in a strip center on the NE corner of Rodeo and Cerrillos - across the same parking lot as the Blue Corn that we covered recently. The interior is bright and cheerful. And how refreshing to hear the quaint instrumental muzak tones of the 1960s. Everything here is a throwback. How we tire of pop music in a restaurant!
Notes: Though the sign says "since 1931", that refers to their heritage in New York City and Long Island. They also once had a Bagelmania in Florida in the 1970s. Ultimately they ended up in Santa Fe in the early 90s. The New York Deli Upper East Side is the other location and apparently was a Baglemania originally.
Hours: 7a - 3p daily