Past Meetup

New York Kosher Deli Dinner at Ben's Best

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As seen on "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" - but don't hold that against Ben's, New York Times readers. Ben's had been in business for over 60 years before Guy Fieri mugged for the cameras in one of the few remaining old school New York Kosher delis.

Let's go to Flavor Town, Queens, and take a big bite. It'll be off the hook.

The proposed menu:

Fried Kreplach: Brisket dumplings with duck sauce

Latkes: Potato pancakes

Rolled Beef: "The rare truffle of the Jewish Meat" - David Sax, author of Save The Deli

Stuffed Cabbage Hongroise: Stuffed cabbage "Hungarian-French" style

Pastrami Sandwich: On rye, of course

Cole Slaw and Pickles

The final bill, including tax and tip, for the meal will be divided equally among the diners. You will be responsible for the cost of any drinks and individual desserts that you order. The estimated cost per diner is $20-28. Cash only. (It's money!) Please bring small bills.

Seating is limited to one table. Please only RSVP “Yes” if you will attend. If your plans change, please update your RSVP.

Public Transportation:

-R or M to 63 Dr - Rego Park

(from Manhattan, exit at the front of the train - Ben's is steps from the exit on the south side)

-E or F to Jackson Heights - Roosevelt Avenue or 7 to 74th Street and Broadway then four stops on the R or M to 63 Dr - Rego Park

Distance between New York and Ben's New York:

68 years