St Patrick’s Day’s DELIcious Places
Every St. Patrick’s Day, I embrace my inner-Irish and enjoy the tradition of eating corned beef. Many people eat corned beef and cabbage or sauerkraut. I, however, opt for a tasty corned beef sandwich on rye, and thanks to these great places that have perfected the art of sandwich-making, I always know where to go.
As long as I can remember, Corky and Lenny’s
in Beachwood (and soon opening in Cleveland’s Horseshoe Casino) has been the go-to destination for those seeking delicious deli-style sandwiches, a diverse crowd and a nice family atmosphere. The menu is extensive, so you can’t go wrong with whatever you order, but the corned beef sandwiches are the best in the area.
Head downtown to Slyman’s Restaurant
and you will find corned beef sandwiches built for a king, or at the least, a president! Both President George Bush and Vice President Joe Biden have visited the famous restaurant for a hearty sandwich. On St. Patrick’s Day there’s a line out the door.
At Joe’s Deli
in Rocky River, you literally have to dislocate your jaw to take a bite out of the oversized sandwiches. It’s well worth it just to wrap your mouth around the delicious corned beef. But save some room, the desserts are just as colossal (and wonderful) as everything else Joe’s serves.
So let Buffalo have their wings and let New England stew in their chowder, because when it comes to corned beef, Cleveland reigns! There are some great delis all around Ohio, too, like the ‘wich on Sycamore
in Cincinnati, Mike and Rosy’s Deli
in Springfield, Kravitz Deli
in Youngstown and Katzinger’s Deli
in Columbus. What’s your favorite Ohio deli?