We had a fabulous weekend in
Our next stop was lunch. Originally we were going to stop at Simon Peirce, but due to a navigation snafu on my part, we dined in
Cheese stop #2 – Green Mountain Blue Cheese. Weird little farm, out in the middle of nowhere. We took us a while to get there (navigation snafu #2) and when we arrived, there was no one there, but there was a note on the door that said, “Come on in, if Dan and Dawn aren’t here, the cheese is in the cooler and help yourself to samples in the butter dish.” We wandered in, it was empty, with a fridge with a cow on it at the end of the hall. Hubby tried a sample, the rest of us passed and we left. Very strange.
For dinner we went to Schwartz’s Deli to try their famous smoked meat. It was the culinary highlight of my trip. Smoked meat is brisket that has been rubbed with their spice blend and smoked. It’s a harshly lit, hole in the wall restaurant, with a line out the door. Sandwiches are $5, but for $10 you can get a large platter of smoked meat to make your own sandwich. A large platter has enough meat for 3 sandwiches, but with my Freudian hearing, I thought the waiter said 2, so I ordered 2 platters. Everyone was surprised that I got 6 sandwiches worth, but needless to say we finished every last bite, including the crunchy edges bits I called meat croutons. You can specify the fattiness of the meat; we went with one “medium” and one “fat”. The meat was juicy, moist, smoky and phenomenally good. I think MJ said it was “fatty and lovely.” I joked that I should write a book “1001 things to eat before you die.” This would be on the list.