The dueling glove was originally an invention of chefs who would slap turkeys with oven mitts and demand electric knives at dawn. Taste the edible creations of culinary innovators with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of New York–deli fare at The Bronx Deli in Pontiac.
Awarded the runner-up spot for Best Sandwich Shop 2010 by CityVoter, The Bronx Deli proffers a cornucopia of choice cuts from Sy Ginsberg's acclaimed meats, assembling hefty sandwiches, grilled paninis, and loaded salads bursting with authentic New York flavor. A traditional deli takes its sandwich-building cues from Babel, cementing quivering towers of corned beef to the sturdy cornerstones of thick rye bread with the mortar of piquant russian dressing; the Big Mouth corned beef ($9.39 for a regular), owners Marc and Len's signature sandwich, mimics this careful construction, requiring safety goggles and a hard hat to prevent slaw-saturation as towers tumble into gaping mouths gurgling the word “delicious” in 57 different languages.
The menu sates meat mongers with mouthfuls of Bob's beef brisket packed with slow-cooked brisket and melted swiss cheese on an italian baguette ($7.49 for a small, $9.49 for a regular), and Lenny's veggie embraces the roughage of sweet Peppadews, feta cheese, cucumbers, roma tomatoes, and cilantro hummus on multigrain bread ($7.29 for a regular). Self-determining sandwich seekers can construct their own gastronomic fate from seven elemental forms of bread, Ginsberg's meats, and imported cheeses, washing down their creations with New York standby Dr. Brown's soda ($1.59). The Bronx Deli’s lacquered hardwood floors and sleek countertops hearken back to a simpler time when men were men, and sandwiches outweighed house pets two to one.
CityVoters gave The Bronx Deli second place for Best Sandwich Shop of 2010. The Detroit Free Press and the Oakland Press reviewed The Bronx Deli. Three Citysearchers and nine Yahoo! Locals give The Bronx Deli an average of 4.5 stars. Eight Yelpers give it an average of four stars.
- There are corned beef sandwiches - and then there are really, really good corned beef sandwiches. The ones at the new Bronx Deli are definitely the latter. – Sylvia Rector, Detroit Free Press
- Thoughts of a deli in The Bronx, New York evoke images of smoldering tender corned beef, hard salami hanging in the window, crunchy dill pickles and steaming matzo ball soup. This Pontiac version doesn't disappoint. It's the real deal, only here in suburbia. – Oakland Press