I'm not here to debate or even question the propriety of serving kosher meat on a Reuben sandwich - only to explain the utter deliciousness of the pastrami and turkey at Hershel's East Side Deli at Reading Terminal Market.
It's always been a top-tier sandwich, and at $9.95 for a huge Reuben, a great value. Owner Steve Safern recently switched to kosher product, and it may even be better.
Wash down this calorific treat with a diet Dr. Brown's soda, and you're all set.
Creole on the Main Line. Creole specialist John Mims has returned to one of his early restaurant locations, and he's now at 232 Woodbine Ave. in Narberth with Carmine's Creole Act II. Mims, who operated at the spot from 2004 to 2006, later opened Daddy Mims in Phoenixville. At Act II, he offers much of the treats from a decade ago: his signature she-crab soup, jambalaya, and red-wine-braised beef short ribs; most entrees are $24 and under. It's open for dinner only nightly. It's BYOB and there's a $5-per-table corkage. Phone is 610-660-0160, but it's walk-in only. At his former Daddy Mims in Phoenixville, Mims and friend Dominic Gammaro have just opened Dominic’s Restaurant Italiano (150 Church St.), a pasta house decorated like an old church. (Photo: Dallyn Pavey)