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The Deli Gets an Upgrade in Lansdowne


Craig LaBan reviews the Jewish-Italian deli mashup that Laura Frangiosa and partners, husband Josh Skaroff and friend Brian Flounders have created at Avenue Delicatessen in Lansdowne.

The Avenue, opened in the spring in a tidy, rehabbed Lansdowne storefront that had been the long-running Doyle’s Deli, is a genuine deli mash-up – one part Jewish (Skaroff’s family), one part Italian (Frangiosa’s family.) It sounds like a gimmick. But when I bit into an arancini and saw the molten core of corned beef-studded Swiss and sauerkraut oozing from the risotto ball’s center, I knew this was 100 percent from the heart – with a side of Russian dressing.

Two Bells – Very Good

The Avenue Delicatessen: A welcome mishmash of Italian and Jewish comfort food [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Avenue Delicatessen [Foobooz]

About Last Night: The Avenue Delicatessen Pop-Up At American Sardine Bar


The Avenue Delicatessen crew came all the way from Lansdowne last night to offer a pop-up Italian/Jewish deli experience on the patio at Scott Schroeder’s American Sardine Bar. And lucky for us (and for him), Yoni Nimrod–Foobooz’s most official unofficial photographer–was there to document the grub for all of you who couldn’t make it there on your own.

Reuben arancini, anyone?

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