Lots of positive changes since the new ownership. The name of the restaurant is now Pumpernickles Delicatessen. I have eaten here before and after the new ownership change, April 2012. The restaurant has gone through a renovation, new booths, new table tops and chairs. The bathrooms are brand new and very clean. The decor is very comfortable with a contemporary look and feel. Deals - I've been there on Sunday's and Monday's when the restaurant is pretty busy. Monday they offer a great deal: 1/2 off the price of a Non-Specialty sandwich with the purchase of a beverage. Pick Two offered anytime and another good deal. - I've had the chicken salad sandwich and it was very good. I usually get the "Pick Two", which is a 1/2 of sandwich and choice of soup or salad. I get 1/2 a chicken salad sandwich and the Mish Mosh Soup (basically a mix of most everything else in addition to the traditional chicken noodle soup) The soup is great. In addition to the chicken noodle soup, it has a matzo ball, kasha, and had pretty good chunks of pulled chicken. All for only $7.99 (add $1.00 for the Mish Mosh Soup). Other foods I've tried - The cheesecake is pretty darn good here. Corned Beef - Since the new ownership the portions have increased and even the slice of rye bread is a bit thicker. Corned beef sandwich is very good and enough meat to satisfy. Want more, then order the NY size. The basic sandwich is $8.50 and if you want all lean you can get it for a little more. The NY size sandwich is $13.50. Salami - I've had it and pretty good too. Smoked Fish - Bagels and Lox: I've had it and really good. They even have hand carved off the fish Nova lox for only an additional $1.00 when getting the platter; and the Nova lox platter is only $11.99. Comes with the normal sides of choice of bagel, capers, onion, cream cheese, and tomato.
I was craving a sandwich for breakfast: on the way to another Hill favorite of mine I took a wrong turn and ended up at the corner where this place is located. So I decided to try it. Glad I did: family run hole in the wall place, very friendly, large menu: I ordered the Salsicia plus Meatball sandwich, aka The Daddy: delicious. And huge. It was charming to get a glimpse of their family life: as I waited for my sandwich 'mom' dropped off some groceries for the kitchen then settled behind the counter to wait on customers.
We go here all the time and love, love, love them. Yes you do wait awhile so don't go when you have a schedule. This is a place to go with friends and enjoy an evening of GREAT AUTHENTIC FOOD, COOKED TO ORDER AND EXCELLENT SALADS. I love Tina and Nona they are great people and you will get some wonderful food like your grandma would have made you...or mine cause she cooked like a good Italian wife. Try it you will love the food and if your not in a hurry the slow service and waiting for your food won't bother you.