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The Feed first look: Mile End Sandwich

The Manhattan sandwich spin-off of Mile End will open in late April.

Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Pickled calf's tongue on rye at Mile End Sandwich

Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Mish mash sandwich at Mile End Sandwich

Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Chopped liver and pickled egg at Mile End Sandwich

Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Roasted golden beet salad at Mile End Sandwich

Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Dandelion salad at Mile End Sandwich

Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Chilled spring pea soup at Mile End Sandwich

Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Beet gazpacho at Mile End Sandwich

In 2010, Montreal native Noah Bernamoff and his wife, Rae Cohen, challenged the supremacy of New York delis with Mile End, a bright Boerum Hill eatery inspired by the smoked-meat titans of Bermanoff's hometown. The diminutive spot grew quickly, adding an ambitious dinner menu riffing on Jewish classics, as well as expanding the meat-smoking facilities to a Red Hook commissary.

In late April, the pair will bring Canada's deli traditions within a salami's toss of Katz's and Russ & Daughters. At this Manhattan offshoot, Bermanoff and Cohen focus on daytime staples: cured, smoked and hand-sliced brisket; slightly sweet Montreal-style bagels; and house-made pickles. Choose from more than a dozen different sandwiches, including signature favorites (the Ruth Wilensky: smoked beef salami with mustard on an onion roll) and new additions, such as calf's tongue on pumpernickel with an onion-raisin marmalade, and chopped liver and pickled egg.

The menu also features soups (chilled pea soup with roasted asparagus), homemade shrubs and sodas (celery, cherry, ginger ale) and, of course, the Canadian-drunk food favorite poutine (fries blanketed in gravy and cheese curds). 53 Bond St between Bowery and Lafayette St (212-529-2990)


Pauline Worsoff
Pauline Worsoff

Looks amazing. I can hardly wait to make the trip from Montreal to sample one of everything. Noah and Ray certainly know how to do it in style.