Friday, April 16, 2010

Triple Play

On the way to Rhode Island to see my Mom today, we stopped in Worcester. We did our usual Water Street hat trick: Weintraub’s Delicatessen for corned beef sandwiches and pickles, Widoff’s for some baked goods including a bubke (We say bubke, they say bobke) for my Mom and Tom’s International Deli, this time for cream cheese. We’ve got the Water Street hat trick, or trifecta if you prefer, down to a science. Unfortunately, Tom’s will be moving across Kelley Square next month onto Millbury Street, near the Emerald Isle. They sound very excited about the move and we’re happy for them. But we’re going to have to sharpen our skills to navigate Kelley Square multiple times and keep the one way streets of Harding, Water and Millbury sorted out!


Roo said...

I would kill for a decent deli within a 25 mile radius ... seriously, if I ever win a lottery, guess what I'll be doing!

Pink Granite said...

Hi Roo -
Weintraub's is 80 or 90 years old and is unfortunately showing it's age. Weintraub's is basically a fleyshik (meat) Kosher deli. Their pastrami and corned beef are both excellent.

Back in 1991 we went there to buy the corned beef for our wedding reception (very lean & sliced thin). We went next door to Tom's to buy the Lox and across the street to Widoff's for the rye bread. The bagels were bought by my family from another bakery. Widoff's rocks a good bubke, but their bagels taste like they were made by Mormons in Utah!
- Lee

dancingmorganmouse said...

Roo, I won't rub my deli situation in your face then. that would be cruel.
Lee, Corned beef & lox, hmmm, irish & jewish wedding perhaps? :)

Pink Granite said...

Hi DMM -
Just to make your head spin a bit - it was Jewish corned beef - but a Jewish Irish wedding!
- Lee