There are certain things that should just be done by a man of God: last rites, kosher slaughter, exorcisms. You can apparently add “making an awesome sandwich” to that list, too. When you order a sandwich at Maccabee’s Kosher Deli, you get an honest-to-goodness rabbi, Yossi Jacobson, making it for you. And when you order The Whole Megillah, you get a sandwich that could feed the multitudes.
Yes, we’re mixing religious metaphors. But this sandwich appeals to all faiths. The Whole Megillah is two-thirds of a pound of kosher meats, sliced up right before your eyes. Roast beef, salami, pastrami and corned beef are piled high on an entire loaf of focaccia. Italian bread? Wouldn’t something like a rye be more appropriate for a Jewish deli? Perhaps, but Jacobson said regular sliced bread just didn’t hold up for a sandwich this big.
No cheese, though. That’s just not kosher. The Whole Megillah is then toasted and cut into quarters for easy sharing (mazel tov if you can eat the whole thing yourself). The sandwich also comes with two sides, with options like a pickle, potato salad or a potato knish. If you’re still hungry after the Whole Megillah, there may be no meal that can satisfy you.
The Whole Megillah
Find it: Maccabee’s Kosher Deli, 1150 Polk Blvd.
Info: 277-1718, maccabeeskosherdeli.com.