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Two Midtown East Reopenings To Report

Good news for deli sandwich/Indian food enthusiasts of the eastern edge of ML territory! Hot Clay Oven (3rd btw. 44th+45th) has reopened after a slight revamp and addition to the menu (more on that ahead), and Sarge’s (3rd btw. 36th+37th) is back up and running  after a fire put them out of commission for more than a year.

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Sarge’s Delicatessen Shuttered In Massive Fire: Sarge's Delicatessen on 3rd Avenue between 36th and 37th has been shuttered indefinitely by a fire, according to Grub Street and Gothamist. The fire drew 150 firefighters to the scene and took 90 minutes to extinguish. Deputy Chief Thomas McKavanagh reports extensive damage to the restaurant, and expects it "will not be open for a while" so it looks like we'll miss Sarge's delicious potato pancakes this year.

Sarge’s “Deli Wellington” Looks Amazing: Need another reason to visit Sarge's Deli on 3rd Ave. btw. 36+37th? What about this amazing looking creation of puff pastry stuffed with a corned beef and pastrami hash that Dave Cook discovered. Best part is, unlike their sandwiches (which are outside the ML price range) this thing clocks in at a measly $5. Yes please.

Celebrate the Festival of Lights With The Best Potato Pancakes in Midtown

The first night of Chanukah is tomorrow night, and with the Stage & Carnegie Delis fighting each other over who can more effectively gouge stupid tourists, you have to travel a little farther off the beaten path if you want potato pancakes at Midtown Lunch approved prices.  Here are my picks…

1.  The Diamond Dairy (4 W. 47th St.) – Still the undisputed king of Chanukah time, this truly hidden gem (pun entirely intended) serves up a good plate of potato pancakes year round, in the back mezzanine of one of the jewelry stores on 47th btw. 5+6th.  And at 2 for $6, and 3 for $8, they are a steal.  Just make sure you write down the address, or else you’ll never find it.

2. Cafe Edison (47th btw. B’way+8th) – Surprisingly, this old school deli doesn’t serve latkes year round- but starting tomorrow night this Midtown institution offers them as a special for the 8 days of Chanukah.  They haven’t set a price yet, but they assured me it will be under $10. 

3.  Sarge’s (3rd Ave. btw. 36+37th) – Unfortunately Sarge’s amazing list of sandwiches are too expensive for Midtown Lunch’ing purposes, but the super thick potato pancakes at this Midtown East establishment, come in at just under $10 ($8.95).  This kid seems to be enjoying them!

And finally, the cheapest (and most shocking) potato pancakes in Midtown, after the jump… Read more »