Apr 08 2009

This is Why I’m Fat: The Woody Allen from Carnegie Deli

Published by Andy at 1:15 pm under Work Week Lunch

I’m feeling a bit under the weather today, and it being the first night of Passover, I decided to treat myself to a little Carnegie Deli for lunch. I went with my go-to sandwich — the Woody Allen. This behemoth is a combination corned beef and pastrami sandwich and was given its name after the deli served as a filming location for Broadway Danny Rose. I always order it with extra slices of rye bread cause there’s no way 2 slices of bread can suffice for the close to 3lbs. of pastrami and corned beef that are included. I don’t know if it’s because today is a Jewish holiday, but I’ve never seen them make the sandwich so big. It was easily twice the size of the pastrami sandwich that Serious Eats dubbed the “mother cell” and used to make 5 “daughter” sandwiches. Check out their “mother cell” here. I’m telling you I could easily make 8 generously-sized sandwiches from this monstrosity of a sandwich. I even had to tape the top slice of rye bread down to snap a photo.


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3 Responses to “This is Why I’m Fat: The Woody Allen from Carnegie Deli”

  1. Philon 09 Apr 2009 at 2:08 pm

    That is quite possibly the most ridiculous sandwich I’ve ever seen. For other truncated sandwich shots, check this out: http://www.scanwich.com/

  2. Jeffon 15 Nov 2010 at 1:07 pm

    There is no better sandwich out there. Leaves Katz Deli in the dust!

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