Carnegie Delicatessen, Las Vegas
Just as we were stumbling around late at night thinking of a bowl of hot soup, we spotted this place in the distance. "Hey - is that...," I mumbled. "Wow, it is!" Yep - they've opened a Carnegie Deli in Vegas. And no, it was not at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino, but rather at the Mirage (3400 Las Vegas Boulevard South, 791-7111). What was pretty much at the top of the menu? Matzoh ball soup, of course. Couldn't have asked for better timing.
And while I didn't have the stomach space to order one of those gargantuan pastrami sandwiches that I really wanted, I was happy to be here, seeing that it had been a while since I'd been to a proper deli (even if this one was smack in the middle of plasticky Las Vegas). More importantly, we received some standard issue briny kosher pickles, something that I've been unsuccessful at finding in Singapore given how the Seah Street Deli was changing their pickle suppliers for a while.