The place bills itself as a "real New York deli" and the one place "where size does matter."
This is the originator of the 20-ounce pound.
It's fun. It's informal. And most of all it's delicious beyond belief.
We're talking about The Kibitz Room and you can find it in Cherry Hill at Springfield and Evesham Roads and in Philadelphia at 1521 Locust St.
We stopped into the Philly Kibitz Room the other day and enjoyed succulent matzo ball soup and a huge roast beef on rye. We asked for half of our roast beef cooked and the other half deli style. And that's how we got it. The cooked half was dark and steamy. The deli half was pinkish/rouge and robust.
We also enjoyed a large portion of matzo ball soup. It looks just like the photo: real, hearty chicken broth, bow ties, big carrot slices and that mammoth matzo ball. Big, yes -- but the matzo was nonetheless light. Absolutely dreamy!
And the Kibitz Room has a great luncheon special: Corned Beef, Pastrami, Turkey, Tuna or Chicken Salad Sandwich w/ French Fries and Fountain Soda $9.34 Monday through Friday from 11:00-3:00.
Trust me: It usually takes two to eat ONE of these sandwiches. I did say USUALLY because you might get carried away and just eat both halves. But these sandwiches are huge!
BTW: The Kibitz Room also has great desserts, wonderful breakfasts, memorable appetizers and take out and catering services.
Trust me: This is as good as anything you're gonna get in Brooklyn!