As the Irish say: “May your worries be less, and your blessings be more, and nothing but [Ben’s] corned beef come through your door!” At least that’s the St. Patrick’s Day motto for each of Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers seven locations, which are gearing up for the company’s annual March corned beef celebration. With combos including sandwiches and traditional corned beef, cabbage and potato platters, it’s really Ben’s proprietary corned beef curing process that truly sets the company apart for this celebration.
“Unlike many other restaurants, we use only fresh, Kosher USDA choice briskets,” says Ben’s founder/owner Ronnie Dragoon. “We pickle the briskets in each store using an exclusive Ben’s pickling blend and an old-fashioned two-week curing process.” Once curing is complete, Ben’s highly skilled chefs cook the corned beef daily as needed, ensuring a fresh and delicious experience for Ben’s guests.
Initially chosen as a more affordable substitute for bacon, corned beef and cabbage became a tradition among Irish-American immigrants. Its connection to St. Patrick’s Day is the result of Irish-Americans having commonly served the meal during various family and holiday celebrations. Interestingly, what Americans today know as traditional corned beef actually stems from Jewish culture, as Irish immigrants once primarily purchased their meat from Kosher butchers.
It is that traditional eastern European style that Ben’s aims to emulate in its cooking process. “Yes, we cure our own corned beef,” Dragoon adds, “but, don’t forget, our chicken soup cures everything else!” While Ben’s Corned Beef Celebration Specials run from March 1 through St. Patrick’s Day, its tasty store-cured, freshly-prepared corned beef is available all year long. In addition to sandwiches and platters, guests can enjoy fresh corned beef in salads, omelets or sliced by the pound to take home.
Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers has locations in Bayside, Manhattan, Carle Place, Greenvale, Scarsdale and Woodbury, New York, and Boca Raton, Florida. For more information regarding Ben’s, visit www.bensdeli.net.
About Ben’s Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers
Ben’s is a family-owned and operated delicatessen/restaurant company that has been serving up the finest authentic New York Kosher delicatessen products and eastern European comfort foods for more than 43 years. All of Ben’s sandwiches, soups and dinners are freshly prepared. Ben’s has seven convenient locations: three on Long Island in Carle Place, Greenvale and Woodbury, and one each in Midtown Manhattan; Bayside, Queens; Scarsdale in Westchester County; and Boca Raton, Florida with free delivery service available to many communities around the stores. For more information, visit www.BensDeli.net or call Ben’s Catering Hotline at 1-800-344-BENS.