I am reeling from the second half of my cheesesteak sandwich from Chutzpah deli, a large hero sandwich with slices of beef, melted american cheese, green peppers, banana peppers and onions. It is delicious, and it is also slathered in ketchup which is apparently a Bronx thing. Earlier in the day, I contemplated ordering a matzo brei and possibly eating it with ketchup. Josh pointed out that’s a very typical way of eating it for anyone who grew up in the Bronx.
Seeing as how I grew up in Chula Vista, I think that’s great. One condiment to rule them all, and in the stomach bind them.
I ate the first half, hot and also slathered with ketchup earlier in the day. Accompanying it was a chocolate egg cream. Accompanying that was Josh and Lori explaining anything on the menu that I had questions about.
And all of that together, really hit the spot. After the blizzard kept us in our homes, a day of socializing with food was more than welcome.
Maybe we were all hungry after the long trip to Fairfax, but I don’t doubt that the food was delicious. The egg cream was rich and chocolaty, and didn’t last very long. It was made in the traditional manner with Fox’s U-bet Chocolate syrup. It had a really amazing head of frothed milk that I’ve never been able to replicate at home.
Next time, I’m ordering a matzo brei, maybe some kasha varnishka. Probably not celery soda though.
Awkward moment of the meal: I notice a pirate flag when we enter, and I joke that maybe it’s pirate day. Two seconds later, Lori points out that one of the servers may be wearing an eyepatch for medical reasons. Oops.