Pickled calf's tongue on rye at Mile End Sandwich
Mish mash sandwich at Mile End Sandwich
Chopped liver and pickled egg at Mile End Sandwich
Roasted golden beet salad at Mile End Sandwich
Dandelion salad at Mile End Sandwich
Chilled spring pea soup at Mile End Sandwich
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)