Famous Fourth Street Delicatessen
700 S. 4th Street
The next review finds us again on South Street, this time with Pete Band at fourth. Famous Fourth Street, that is. This Jewish delicatessen has been around since 1923, and rightly so. Every morsel is huge, delicious, and never disappointing!
Of course because it’s called “Famous” Fourth Street, Pete marched in strutting his stuff, like the coolest of the cool. But despite its name, you don’t have to be a movie star or famous chef to frequent this place. Or cool. Whew! Are they hiring?!
The first thing Pete noticed when walking in was the size and grandeur of it all… they had enough mugs to serve all of King Alon’s army! Not to mention the huge black and white cookies (take that, Seinfeld), meats, egg and tuna salads… Pete was almost full just by looking at it all.
The place had a very New York-style deli feel, with the checkered black and white pattern all around.
Much better than having this black and white pattern:
But we must press on, and so we did. Our waitress graciously sat us at an unassuming table, and brought out the standard pickle-and-coleslaw to nosh on. They were delicious, and there were both half- and fully sour pickles, for those with a preference. Mmm!
Now Pete had to choose what to get. Luckily for him, he found a friend to help him decide! Looked just like him too. Pete Band, Jr., perhaps? There were definitely some questions to be answered about this alternate universe. But that is not within the scope of this blog.
Pete and his mirror friend decided on the Chicken Soup with kasha (the Jewish and much more awesome sounding word for buckwheat).
Meanwhile, to get in the spirit of things (when in Rome… or in this case, Fourth Street), King Alon broke out his yad and had a go at deciphering the ancient holy scripture framed on the wall. Obviously it had no relevance to the current story, so we’ll move on.
And the soup arrived! Steam poured off like Old Faithful in Yellowstone, except this was delicious-smelling steam! Sweet sweet slow-cooked onion, chicken, warm broth, carrots, and of course the delicious kasha, which gives it a slightly nutty flavor. A Jewish nut. That’s really what it is. Jewish nut-grain. Here’s Pete’s excitement over the soup, displayed with 21st century technology, far surpassing 90’s computer animation: Animated GIFs.
Defying the law of diminishing marginal utility, each bite was better than the last, and by the end Pete became so ravenous that he starting eating the bowl.
A shame Dr. Lemonade had already left, or Pete would not have lost all his teeth.
But it’s okay, because after every meal at 4th Street, you are given a fresh-baked chocolate chip cookie! And wouldn’t you know it, Pete’s teeth grew back! That place sure is magical.
Sadly it was time to leave, but what better way to celebrate the return of Pete’s teeth than…