He who desires but does not act breeds pestilence, which in turn is the source of most failed movie remakes. Act on your savory desires with today's Groupon: for $10, you'll get $20 worth of matzo-ball soup, fish platters, and generously stacked sandwiches at Morty's Delicatessen. The historic Wisconsin Avenue eatery is a formerly family-run operation, back with new ownership and the same dependably delicious deli eats.
Start with an order of homemade potato pancakes, which pairs the popular fluffed-up root vegetable with sour cream or applesauce ($6.75). Homemade daily soups ($5.25), chicken matzo-ball soup ($5.25), and an assortment of eggs and omelettes ($7.96–$10.95) prep taste buds. Fans of sea meat will appreciate Morty's extensive menu of fish platters. From belly lox ($12.95) to sable fish ($16.95), the dishes include your choice of bagel with cream cheese, plus lettuce, tomato slices, onion, olives, and lemon. On the side, try an order of crispy french fries ($2.95), coleslaw ($2.95), or game-changing noodle pudding ($4.50).
Heartier appetites can wrap fingers around ambitiously stacked deli sandwiches on choice of bread (rye, whole wheat, challah, bagel, or Kaiser roll, all baked fresh daily). Slippery strips of bacon temper crisp lettuce and tomato in the BLT ($6.50). Shunners of animal protein can nosh on the egg salad ($7.25) or snack on the grilled cheese ($7.50). Chili dogs, stir fry, salads, and diet platters round out the exhaustive menu. A kids’ menu appeases minute palates, and early risers can take advantage of Morty's breakfast menu.