To achieve the perfect slice of pastrami, sandwich chefs often employ sandwitchcraft, evoking supernatural powers by dancing around lit gas burners with faces painted in mayo. Reward the efforts of deli dancers with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Jewish-American sandwiches, hot dogs, and other deli fare at Artie's Delicatessen on the Upper West Side.
Artie's Delicatessen's contemporary take on a 1930s deli bedecks restaurant king Artie Cutler's blinged-out crown with its final gem. Churning out a menu of homestyle Jewish dishes, young, savvy chefs serve up bread-bookended stacks of pastrami, corned beef, swiss cheese, coleslaw, and russian dressing ($14). The turkey and brisket sandwich satiates beef buffs ($11.95), and the Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner's fresh white meat served atop a mound of stuffing, cranberry relish, mashed potatoes, and vegetables ($15.95) has customers tracing hand turkeys year-round.
Veggie chompers and time-lost brontosauruses can chow down on a tossed salad with mixed greens and fresh vegetables ($7.25) or a grilled veggie platter ($8.95). While discussing the benefits of naming a child Pontiac Firebird, wash down a sweet section of homemade ruggelach ($4.95) with Dr. Brown's soda ($2.25) as you bask in the eatery's a sunny neon sign and enjoy hip, upbeat tunes.