Eat! Lansing

July 12, 2008

Amici’s New York Deli, take 2

Filed under: American, Lansing, Uncategorized — Jack Lumanog @ 9:22 am

Amici’s New York Deli
521 N Clippert St Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 332-1000
Monday-Saturday, 10 am-8 pm; Sunday 11 am-6 pm

OK, I felt enough remorse about my last post (stay away from the corned beef is all I’m saying) about Amici’s that I stayed true to my promise about coming back to try the pastrami.  As soon as I posted my first review of Amici’s yesterday, I felt bad enough that when contemplating my lunch I had to return to try to find a redeeming item off the menu.

The pastrami is the main event here and should not be missed.  OK, I plunked down another $9.74 for a sandwich and a soda but this time went for the #3 “The Westsider” (basically it’s the #1 with pastrami instead of the corned beef).  The pastrami on its own was wonderfully moist and it didn’t need the Russian dressing and the cole slaw  —  though it added some depth and flavor to the great flavor of the pastrami.  The corned beef definitely needed the cole slaw and dressing which is why I thought they were trying to make up for bad meat by putting all this other stuff on it.

I will gladly return to Amici’s after finding some heavenly solace in their pastrami.  Sorry to be so harsh the last time around, but I knew I was missing something here where it seemed they were trying so hard to do something right.

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8 Comments

  1. Yes, but do the sell bagels? Real bagels and not the doughy donuts that Michiganders thing are “real” bagels?

    Comment by crabbydad — July 13, 2008 @ 9:41 am

  2. sorry… “think” not “thing”

    Comment by crabbydad — July 13, 2008 @ 9:42 am

  3. No bagels. No matter how hard you try, the bagels won’t be the same as they are out East. It’s all in the water. All the water in NY & NJ is collected rain water in reservoirs and it does affect the baking process. I’m a displaced Easterner here and the best I can do is Lender’s bagels in the frozen section. Though I’ve not looked all that hard to find a decent bagel. If you come across one, let us know!

    Comment by jacklumanog — July 13, 2008 @ 7:30 pm

  4. Check out Foods for Living in Okemos – they sell a great frozen bagel made in NYC!

    Comment by Graham Davis — July 19, 2008 @ 1:18 pm

  5. Or Horrock’s in Delta Twp

    Comment by Graham Davis — July 19, 2008 @ 1:19 pm

  6. Graham-
    Thanks for the recommendations! I’m going to take you up on both and check them out.

    Thanks for reading and commenting.

    Jack+

    Comment by jacklumanog — July 20, 2008 @ 1:16 pm

  7. Sorry your own Corn Beef experience didn’t work out for you but I too am from the East (NY–not NJ). Amici’a is just like home.

    Good food, reasonable prices. Try McDonalds–they may be more to your liking.

    Comment by HASSAN — September 14, 2008 @ 3:27 pm

  8. Amici’s–not Amici’a

    Comment by HASSAN — September 14, 2008 @ 3:28 pm


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