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Mountain Views-News Saturday, September 21, 2013 


New York Deli

A deli in Pasadena? Others have tried, many have 
failed - remember Jerry’s Famous Deli? A pretty 
good sandwich I thought, but if Jerry’s can’t stick 
around long enough for the paint to dry, how can 
a deli off the beaten path of the hustle and bustle 
of the Old Pasadena Strip make it? I sure hope 
they do! Their website says if you haven’t tried a 
New York Deli Sandwich you haven’t eaten at a 
real deli. Hmmm… what exactly a “real deli” is I 
am not sure. I picture an old Jewish lady slicing 
brisket in the back or a place like Billy’s Deli in 
Glendale where the waitress snidely tells you to 
hurry up and make up your mind. New York Deli 
hails from Torrance, and opened with a full bar 
and a refrigeration section that reminds me of the 
local supermarket. I like the look of this place - it’s sleek, clean and fun. 

The menu itself, thank goodness, is relatively simple. Prices range from $9 to “the sky’s the limit”, but 
I like that. You can get a triple-decker if you’d like, but my lunch companion and I kept it simple. I 
went for the brisket sandwich ($9.95) and he went for the turkey sandwich ($9.95). The brisket was 
sliced a little too thin for my taste and was a tad bit dry, but he liked the turkey, and both of us, in true 
deli style, took half our sandwiches home. The sides were a real nice plus - I ordered the cucumber 
salad (nothing fancy here, but real good). There are other popular sandwiches places in Pasadena like 
the Pasadena Sandwich Co., and heck Whole Foods does a pretty decent sandwich as well. Is this the 
best sandwich I have ever tasted? No, but I do want to return for the Matzo Ball soup ($6.50), now 
that’s a deli entrée!! Service was above average, we never had to ask for water, and the server actually 
asked how we were doing. Tip: order a Dr. Brown’s Cherry Soda - now we’re talking!! They’ve got a 
nice beer selection, plus happy hour from 4 to 7 PM.

New York Deli, 25 N. Raymond Ave. Breakfast, lunch, dinner

(626) 578-0010

Last chance !! Taste of Arcadia is this Monday at the Arboretum. 5:30 PM I sure 
hope to see you there. Please tune into my radio show Sunday at 5 PM KABC 790 



4 medium russet potatoes 

2 tablespoons olive oil 

10 ounces cremini mushrooms, trimmed and quartered 

1 bunch broccoli, cut into small florets, stalks peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces 

Salt and pepper 

1/4 to 1/2 cup vegetable or chicken broth, hot 

2/3 cup low-fat plain yogurt, room temperature 


1. Wrap each potato in foil and place in a 5-to-6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low until 
potatoes are tender, 8 hours.

2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add mushrooms and cook 2 minutes, then add 
broccoli and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until broccoli is crisp-tender, 8 

3. Split potatoes, scoop out flesh, and transfer to a medium bowl, reserving skins. Add broth and 
yogurt to bowl, then season with salt and pepper and stir until combined; divide among potato 
skins. Top each stuffed potato with broccoli mixture.

TABLE FOR TWO by Peter Dills

BEER, BRATS & BINGO - Friday, October 18, 2013

HARVEST FESTIVAL - Saturday, October 19, 2013


Come and Join the Fun!

Great Rides – Ferris Wheel, Tea Cups, Obstacle Course,

 Video Game Truck, Eurobungee, Super Slide!

Silent and Live Auction Live Music and DJ

BBQ, Mexican, Pizza Gelato and Baked Goods

Beer Garden with Televised Football Games!

Carnival Games and Face Painting