I eat mainly fish, pasta and vegetables. Very rarely do I eat chicken or meat. But every once in a while, I break down. Take last week at Ben’s in Boca, for example.
I went with my cousins, and overwhelmed by the enormity of the menu, I ordered way too much. Starting with the fried kreplach (What? What did she say? Did she say krep-lach?). I could do a whole post on kreplach alone, but I will spare you, at least for the moment. Suffice it to say, it is like a beef filled wonton, and this particular batch was fried and smothered in onions. MMMMM….
But that was just the appetizer (which I so graciously shared with the others at the table). Normally, I would go with a basic hamburger, or a pastrami sandwich. For some reason, on this particular evening, I opted for Ronnie’s Tastemaster, described on the menu as “Where the meats meet. Something of everything piled high on rye. With Russian
dressing and cole slaw“. It turns out this is a corned beef, turkey, pastrami, roast beef and tongue sandwich. I opted out of the tongue and Russian dressing, and was on meat overload. You may notice in the photo at the top this is not a small sandwich, and it is delicious.
Also at our table was a pastrami burger. No, this is not a burger formed out of pastrami, but rather a juicy and delicious hamburger topped with heaps of warm pastrami. An instant classic, if you ask me.
Go to Ben’s – the sandwiches are awesome, the burger’s delicious. Overall, it is an artery-clogging dinner that is completely worthwhile.