Lunch’er DDR Reports: Zucker’s Pastrami is the Real Deal
A few weeks ago, we gave you a first look at Zucker’s Bagels and Smoked Fish on Lex btw. 40+41st. At the end of the post Brian mentioned that the owner seemed pretty confident about his pastrami, and a few days ago Lunch’er DDR wrote in to let us know that it is as good as advertised: “I just had their pastrami sandwich on an everything bagel today and it was outstanding. Not the typical pre-made block of meat that many delis unwrap from plastic and slice onto bread. This was fresh, warm, moist, juicy and flavorful, approaching 2nd Avenue Deli’s pastrami (which I guess is the best of a weak lot in Midtown). Not all that peppery, but very high quality pastrami, just the same. For $9.95, you get a solid amount of pastrami and you shouldn’t leave hungry. This sandwich is a hidden gem right now. I don’t want to blow it up but I also feel bad because these guys had only a slow trickle of business during the lunch hour today, although the pastrami alone is worth repeat visits.” That’s good to know. Now let’s make sure this place doesn’t go the way of Times Square Hot Bagels.