Snack: Chopped Liver & Pletzel
Where: Mile End, 97 Hoyt near Atlantic, Boerum Hill
Deliciousness Scale: 8
Enjoy with: A sour pickle ($1.50) and a pint of Sixpoint Righteous Rye ($6).
Also: Seat yourself at the counter to watch the fresh beef brisket being carved on the other side of the deli case.
Pletzel is a Jewish flatbread that fills that void between cracker and pita. At cozy-chic deli Mile End it is served in warm triangles, seasoned with crispy garlic, poppy seeds, and coarse salt. The chicken liver pate that accompanies it is brightened by this crunchy trinity, and further enhanced by the spicy brown mustard. A perfect snack for a crisp Autumn night when you want something savory and warm without the steam and volume of a cold weather soup.
Annie Reichert loves bikes, snacks, film, cocktails, and gossip. The inbetween is at saltyintheafternoon.com.