posted on Mar, 5 2006 @ 04:29 PM
Lefkofsky's Deli, in Detroit's downtown used to serve up what they referred to as Jewish Soul Food, their famous corned beef sandwich
on fresh rye bread.
I recall growing up as a kid in Detroit going to Lefkofsky's Deli and waiting in what seemed to be an endless lineup before I could get to the front
to see huge briskets' of beef being sliced, ribbon thin, by hand and then piled on fresh rye. There were no scales here, no
pre-portioning. They just piled on the corned beef until the top slice of rye defied gravity. It was a towering pile of succulent, hot corned beef.
With a kosher dill on the side, it was indeed food for the soul whether you were Jewish or not.
Man, I just made myself hungry and Detroit is a two hour drive away.....damn.