Ben and Irv’s, one of my favorite places, is a Jewish deli in Huntingdon Valley. We were seated in a comfortable booth in a back corner, and our waiter served pickles (as Jewish delis do) almost right away. The menu has a lot of options for breakfast (all day), lunch, and dinner. Art and I were both able to narrow it down to a sandwich. But even that was a huge decision that took so much time (about ten minutes) because of all the sandwich varieties. After about twenty minutes of perusing the menu, munching on pickles, and talking about life, we put in our orders. For $13.99, Art got “The Stack”—two potato pancakes topped with hot corned beef, pastrami, Swiss cheese, and coleslaw; I had a corned beef, pastrami, Swiss cheese, and coleslaw wrap ($11.99) and both of our orders came with Russian dressing on the side. In addition to my wrap, I added a side of coleslaw, and a half order of sweet potato fries which was more like a double order. The half order costed me $3.99, but again, it looked like a double (maybe even triple) order. The portions were eye-popping and jaw-dropping, the kind that you eat from but can’t seem to make a dent in. It was clear we were going to need takeout boxes.
Ben and Irv’s
17 Thursday May 2018
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