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

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.

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