Originally Posted by Koukouvagia
We must be. It's been many years since I've walked into a Jackson Hole to be honest, at least 6yrs. My motto is, why eat somewhere when there are so many better places to eat? It's NY.
I wouldn't walk into Carnegie Deli even if you paid me. Not only because it's an expensive tourist trap but because I'm sickened by the sight of so much meat on a sandwich. To me, a good sandwich is made of up good fresh ingredients, it's not about how tall it is and how much meat you can stuff in there. This might have something to do with being from Europe I don't know. Tall burgers and tall sandwiches are a real pet peeve. On occasion when I have to go to a diner (yuck) and I order a grilled cheese I very clearly state that I want 2 slices of cheese and 1 slice of ham, no more than that!
Carnegie makes their own meats. I'm not sure how much fresher you want than that.. but i won't argue with you about how much the quality of service, and perhaps of food have plummeted, which is why I myself mentioned it in between commas. i haven't been there in quite some time, but the carnegie os yesteryear will continue to be my dream pastrami sandwich.
I don't mind monster burgers so long as it's tender, juicy, and flavorful. and with cold cuts as long as they slice the meat super thin. If I'm going to pay top dollar for a sandwich, I want my money's worth. ykwim? JH is known and advertised as the home of the 7 oz. burger. If you don't like big burgers, why did you have one there? I don't mean it in a snarky way, I mean it in a seriously curious way.. it says it right in the front cover of the menu.
I understand you have your own preference, but to go as far as to say their burgers suck when they have pretty good reviews across the board is just odd and a bit unfair to them. They don't have perfect reviews, no restaurant does, not even the best, but a lot of the reviewers agree they have amazing burgers. Most of the reviewers who rated JH poorly didn't even have the burger, and I can't attest for the rest of the menu, since I'm just talking about their burger and milkshake.
I agree, being from Europe is perhaps a factor in why you don't appreciate those types of burgers. Most Americans I know like their burgers big and juicy. I don't think I've ever met anyone who turned a burger down because it was too big. If I can wrap my mouth around it, it's the perfect size. lol