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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Start Off Hanukkah With a Two-Meat Latke Delight at Miller's

Posted By on Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 7:00 AM

click to enlarge Miller's Latke Delight: This is why you're zaftig. - ALEX HOCHMAN
  • Alex Hochman
  • Miller's Latke Delight: This is why you're zaftig.

In his ode to schmaltz Save The Deli, David Sax posits that

the decline of the Jewish deli in the United States is largely due to the

increasingly healthful dietary habits of the domestic Jewish population. Lucky

for us, Robby Morgenstein didn't get the message. 

At his Miller's East

Coast Deli, Morgenstein fearlessly

serves up the Potato Latke Delight ($11.99), a monstrosity of a dish with mounds of

locally produced Robert's corned beef, briny and

lean, and Sy Ginsberg's fatty, moist Gold Label

pastrami, all served atop two golden

potato latkes. Dipping a forkful of salty meat and fried potato into the

accompanying dabs of sour cream and apple sauce had us thinking aloud, "This is

the right way to start Hanukkah!"  Washed

down with a Dr. Brown's Cream Soda, it had SFoodie fortified for a long, intense

night of dreidel. 

The latkes, properly burnt around the edges and creamy inside, made us consider forgoing bread altogether on future sandwiches. BLT on a latke? Yep. Chicken Parmesan sub on a latke? Uh-huh. But alas, we remember that we'd like to live to see the eighth night. Back to sourdough and hoagie rolls, at least until next Hanukkah.   

Miller's East Coast Deli 1725 Polk St. (at Clay), 563-3542.

Follow Alex Hochman at @urbanstomach . Follow SFoodie at@sfoodie.

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