Like the Earth, a sandwich is made of layers and gathers its strength from its meaty core, which pushes condiments toward the crust to erupt and bury fingers in deliciousness. Let rivers of mayo magma run with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of sandwiches, bagels, and more at Kravitz Delicatessen, good for redemption at the Belmont Avenue or the new Poland Library locations.
Kravitz has been dishing out flavorful sandwiches and kosher fare for more than 70 years. To honor one of everyone's favorite March celebrations—second only to National Dentist's Day—Kravitz celebrates St. Patrick's Day with its corned beef festival to extol Ireland's beloved salt-cured meat. Front-running the festivities on Friday, March 11 is the Youngstown Bar Dash, where ale aficionados will scurry to 16 bars with the aid of bus service from 5 p.m. until the birth of the wee hours and the subsequent baby shower. Kravitz— stationed in the Lemon Grove Café—will indulge revelers by sculpting its extra-large corned beef and reuben sandwiches alongside live Irish music. After the Boardman St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 13, the deli throws an after-party furnished with the deli's signature Irish delicacy, and on March 16 and 17, Kravitz's two locations will set their protein powers to the test by competing against each other to sell the most corned beef, with a final prize to be donated to charity. Check in at Kravitz for more information on specials and parties.
Outside St. Patty's parties, noshers seeking to jump-start morning motors can dine-in with breakfast vittles such as 1 of 10 types of freshly baked bagels, including cinnamon raisin, blueberry, and sesame ($7.99/dozen). Evade the gaze of the watchful office llama and fill a lunch hour with one of Kravitz's many sandwiches, including protein-filled gyros ($6.99+) and the vegetarian-friendly Hannah K, which hugs hummus, israeli salad, and crunchy veggies in the pillowy arms of a grilled pita ($4.99). The deli also features daily specials and homemade soups and salad.
Kravitz Delicatessen founder Rose Kravitz had a big heart—one that was about the size of a half-pound corned beef sandwich. Or at least that's the claim of The Rose “K” sandwich, one of the deli's signature Wall of Honor menu items. In addition to her, the menu pays tribute to other locals and organizations throughout the Valley, such as Tom and Jeff—winners of a crazy combo competition—whose sandwich includes melted Ohio Swiss cheese over corned beef and a bagel.
Rose founded Kravitz Delicatessen in 1939 and moved the deli to its current Belmont Avenue location in 1970. Her son Jack now runs things, making sure that the deli carries on its traditions of corned beef and fresh-made bagels. Over the years, the menu has also expanded to include Jewish, Mediterranean, and Vegetarian dishes. These days, Jack and his team have expanded to a second location inside the Poland Library, which gives Kravitz Delicatessen its rightful place amid the history books.