Tag Archives: Deli

Westlake Jack’s Makes a Mean Monte Cristo

by Brian

Jack’s Deli in Westlake has been around for quite a while, but I’d never been there.  I’d only heard the mixed review from friends and acquaintances.  At least until last week, when I had two reliable sources tell me that Jack’s has two things that I love, good breakfast and a nice Monte Cristo.

For those of you who don’t know, the Monte Cristo is the king of sandwiches.  You might have thought pastrami would have the crown, or perhaps the philly cheesesteak, or anything not from subway.  But you’d be wrong.  The Monte Cristo is a triple-decker ham, turkey and swiss sandwich, which is dipped in egg batter, fried a golden brown that would make Scrooge McDuck blush, lovingly dusted in powdered sugar and served with a side of raspberry jam.  In essence, it is breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert all rolled into one.

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Why Does Every Deli Have To Be A Famous Deli?

by Brian

After some much needed R & R, Mikey and I are back, giving you more of what you need:  Lowered expectations Great food reviews.  We had an awesome trip to San Francisco and have a couple good reviews for you guys to sink your teeth into.  The good stuff will be coming up later this week.  I’ll be the first to admit that today’s review is a bit of a filler.  From the title of this post, you’ve probably figured out that this post is going to be about a deli.  I’ve been reviewing a lot of these places lately and I’ve noticed that they all have one thing in common.  They seem to think they’re famous.

I think these delis are famous in the way that reality TV contestants are famous.  Which is to say, not famous at all.  With the exception of Jerry’s Famous Deli, I think that they need to have their permission to use the word “famous” revoked.  It just sets the expectations too high, and when they don’t follow through, I’m crushed.  I think that from now on, if I go to a “famous” deli and the food ain’t up to par, I will insist that they change there name to insert name here‘s overrated deli.  But, enough of me on my soapbox, let’s make with the review already. Continue reading

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The Perfect Pastrami

by Brian

For those of you who live in a cave, and tell time with a sundial, let me be the first to tell you that today is Cinco de Mayo.  Today is a day of drinking giant margaritas, ice cold cervezas and gorging on carne asada street tacos by the armload.  Of course, that is what is going to happen tonight.  Meanwhile, Mikey and I still have work to do and therefore my review this evening will have nothing to do with Mexico, Mexican food or booze of any kind.

What you probably don’t know is that Germans make up one of the largest foreign groups in Mexico.  The German people are also the reason why Dos Equis is so awesome, thanks to the import of their lager style beer.  It is in honor of that contribution, on this largest of Mexican holidays, that I give you this review: a genuine German deli.

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Danny’s Deli and Grill

by Mikey

Ventura is in need of some seriously good deli’s. Thousand Oaks is loaded with them but Ventura thus far has been lackluster. T and I were hoping this family owned Deli would be the beginning of some good stuff. The question remained would the huge jar of scary pickles be to much for us to handle? Continue reading

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My Deli-cate Stomach

by Brian

So I went to Brent’s Deli in Westlake Village this morning, hoping to ease my way off the vegan bandwagon.  I was in the mood for an omelette, and since I’ve been to Brent’s quite a few times over the years, I figured it was as good a choice as any.  As it turns out, I couldn’t have been more wrong. Continue reading

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Holy Moses on a moterbike a 22 page menu!

by Mikey

I had to get the taxes done in the valley yesterday.  My accountant makes sure I get the proper tax deduction on sporks, foil, and velcro.  I left without getting breakfast so I stopped off at Grinders in Moorpark. Continue reading

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