Cold cuts take their name from the centuries-old practice of cutting meat in the dead of winter, which was done so butchers could stick warm, spare cutlets onto cold light poles to feed hungry carolers. Dine on cuts less cold, but equally generously cut, with today's Groupon: for $14, you get $30 worth of upmarket deli fare and drinks at Fromin's Delicatessen & Restaurant in Santa Monica.
Combining the best of the Jewish deli with the easy bounty of Californian soil, the menu at Fromin's offers bagel-wrapped breakfast bites, brunch, hot and cold sandwiches, soups, salads, and hearty home-cooked dinners. Wrap jaws around a sky-high sandwich layered like geologic strata with pastrami, corned beef, or brisket, and topped with loads of coleslaw and russian dressing ($11.95). To keep your meal as light as a globetrotting eccentric's hot-air balloon, opt for a tropical salad—a blend of white-meat turkey, fresh pineapple, mandarin oranges, avocado, and walnuts on mixed greens ($11.95). Traditional American dinners include turkey meatloaf ($15.95 for a full dinner) and marinated skirt steak ($18.95 for a full dinner). Don't forget the knish (with mushroom gravy, $5.95) and apple strudel ($5.95).
Once you've devoured a spirit-replenishing Fromin's sandwich and been bolstered by the eatery's friendly, welcoming atmosphere, things that seem impossible on an empty stomach, such as skydiving straight into space, convincing your boss to trade spouses, and turning a recurring dream into reality by going back to high school and passing that chemistry exam pantsless, slide into the realm of the certain.
This Groupon is valid toward dine-in, takeout, and catering.
- This place is the 8th wonder of the world. Last night my 90 year old grandmother went there and told me it's the best meal she ever had. – Lauren O., Yelp
- The sandwiches are great. The soup is yummy. Love the eclairs. Everything is delicious. I enjoyed it before I had kids, I love it now that I do - they are very accommodating to all people. – Kathy Z., Insider Pages
Fromin's Delicatessen & Restaurant
Operated by two friends with a lifetime of experience in the deli industry, Fromin's Delicatessen & Restaurant has conquered appetites with generously sized sandwiches, burgers, and California-tinged diner-style dinners for more than 30 years. The owners bring a wealth of life experiences to the table as they ply their culinary trade, with Maurice Solomon being a survivor of Nazi-occupied Belgium and Dennis Fromin being a fourth-generation deli operator. The longtime buddies staff the counter themselves, whipping up blintzes and omelets all day long, and layering towering sandwiches with chicken salad, hot pastrami, and corned beef. The pair's commitment to preparing traditional delicatessen fare runs deep. Dennis draws from decades of family tradition and Maurice proudly sports the name “Deli King” on his license plate and library card.
1832 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, California 90403Get Directions