Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Jims Legendary Deli in Brookhaven


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Not being a native Long Islander, I might be in a better position to see the brilliance in the everyday life of this place-Coming from NC where good food is talked about, but rarely delivered, I have to say that the Deli is to Long Island what Jazz is to America-An under appreciated art form

Jim's is possibly the best deli in Long Island which is kind of like being the best soprano at the Metropolitan Opera or the best painting at the Museum of Modern Art-These parallel are not casual as the place specializes in culinary works of art-Specifically? The Thing-A beautiful shot of protein-Bacon, Sausage, Cheese nicely sandwiched between two pieces of nutritious whole wheat toast (that's how I order it)-

The great thing about the place is it changes with the times-It sells a great "salad bowl" made with locally grown produce (from Deer Run Farms) which is a nutritious riposte to the delicious, but not completely healthy offerings such as the Cabbage Patch and the Hungry Man (a coma inducing sandwich with enough carbs to wake Dr. Atkins from the dead)-

Great people working there as well-John, Ed, Justin, Kevin, Amanda, etc.-Nice, competent, instinctive and droll

T; 631/286-2333
2554 Montauk Hwy
Brookhaven, NY 11719

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