STEPPING OUT OF THE LINES: A Visit to Rosenfeld’s Jewish Deli in Ocean City
As much as we love hanging out in Berlin, we obviously leave the town sometimes. I have been wanting to check out Rosenfeld’s, the newish Jewish deli in Ocean City for a while. This weekend, we finally got there and I already want to go back.
I am a sucker for a hot pastrami sandwich, a love that goes back to my childhood, when my family frequented a Jewish deli in Wilmington called Jack Lundy’s. I loved everything about that place right down to the outer space mural painted on the wall. While Rosenfeld’s does not have a mural on the wall, the food is incredible and transports me back to my visits to Jack Lundy’s
The menu includes all of the traditional Jewish deli items, like Ruebens, blintzes, matzo ball soup, kugel, and smoked fish. But there is so much more that I can’t even begin to mention it all. You’ll just have to go for yourself! You can check out the menu by clicking on the link at the end of this post. Sooo many delicious looking things to pick from that it’s really hard to decide.
Lunch is served with a generous bowl of delicious, crunchy kosher pickles, that they refill as soon as you eat them up. There is no such thing as too many pickles in my world, in fact I also had the cucumber and onion salad that had the perfect amount of sweetness to offset the vinegar.
I, of course, ordered a hot pastrami sandwich, which I know I will return for. Brad had Papa Joe’s Rueben, each half of the sandwich had a different meat, corned beef on one side and pastrami on the other. You can select various size sandwiches, the smallest having 8 oz of meat. We both ordered the smallest sandwiches and were plenty full without having any chips or fries. The meat was super tender and flavorful.
I was not planning on blogging about this meal, but as I was eating, I decided that it was so good that I had to share. So the pictures are of half eaten food. It’s not as pretty as when served, but you get the idea.
Despite being full, we ordered some Jewish apple cake, which was one of my Catholic grandmother’s specialties. This cake looked and tasted closer to hers than anything I’ve ever had. Not quite as good as Nana’s, but it was dense and moist and yummy.
One word of warning. This placed was slammed! And it is off season and has only a limited number of seats. But it does offer carry out, as well as indoor and outdoor seating. I can’t begin to imagine the crowd in August. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive even though she was busy. She must think this is a piece of cake compared to summer crowds. Rosenfeld’s also offers catering. Hmm, maybe I need to have a party, so I can try a lot of different things at once.
Dad, you have to make a visit with us. you are going to love it and for you, Mom…….they have liverwurst!
If you want to go:
6301 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD