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45 Minute Line for State College Primanti Opening
As expected, Primanti’s has turned out to be a huge hit in the home town of Penn State. The sandwich shop jumped the gun a half hour on their 3 p.m. debut Friday, and for hours afterwards there was a line of about a hundred hungry customer who waited 45 minutes for the opportunity to try a sandwich stuffed with French fries and slaw. Primanti’s does seem like the ideal college-town eatery.
Rating the NYC Jewish Delis for Authenticity
The New York Daily News rates the classic New York Jewish delis on the basis of authenticity. Most authentic? Sarge’s and Katz’s scored a perfect five out of five sandwiches. Least? Carnegie, at three out of five, trailed even the chain Ben’s. We’re a little skeptical of some of these delis’ claims that they cure their own meats, however.
Zimmern’s Favorite Foods in 5 Cities
Andrew Zimmern, promoting his new series Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations in Parade Magazine, names his favorite things to eat in five cities, from the roast duck at Yung Kee of Hong Kong and souvlaki at Athens’ Baraktaris Taverna, to smoked fish in NYC at Russ and Daughters.
Super Bowl XLIX Oyster Platter
To commemorate this year’s Super Bowl, the Grand Central Oyster Bar of NYC is featuring a Super Bowl platter of Katamas and Wellfleets from Massachusetts, and Discovery Bays and Skookums from Washington State. To go with, they’re offering Cisco “Whales Tale” Pale Ale from Nantucket and Chateau St. Michelle Dry Riesling 2013 from Washington. The platter will be available all week (the Oyster Bar is closed on Sundays).