[yiddish] To eat like an animal, i.e., quickly, noisily, and in great quantity.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Deli Goat!

I was so excited to check out the roti experiment that just started at the Best of the West Deli on the corner of 34th and 9th. The staff explained they are testing out serving roti with various curried dishes on Wednesdays and Fridays. I made sure to call ahead to ensure the roti would be offered like the staff suggested. I went for the curried goat, go hard or go home right? My coworkers tried the kingfish and the chicken. Each came with ample roti bread. The portions were big, but definitely not enough to have any leftovers. The goat and fish were $10 and $10.50 respectively and the chicken was $8.50. Ten dollars is a little more than my cheap self likes to spend on lunch, but its a luxury to have something different in these parts.  The kingfish and chicken were prepared in the same curry; the fish worked well with the curry flavors but was a bit too fishy for me, the chicken is the most economical way to go, since there isn't too much of a difference between it and the goat.  I was very happy with the curried goat, it was tender enough to barely need a knife and the curry sauce and chickpeas had garlic and buttery undertones. Pretty awesome for a deli, and even more awesome for this neighborhood. 

Best of the West Deli
212 290-0048
371 w 34th St 

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