Kravitz Deli is attempting to sell 2,000 lbs of corned beef on Tuesday.
Last St. Patrick's Day they sold 1,200 pounds, and are gunning for the record.
Kravitz' has been a Youngstown institution since 1939, and is celebrating its 70th anniversary on St. Patty's Day as well.
According to Rose Kravitz, now 93 years old and quality control manager extraordinare, (last month, she advised me not to mail their cookies to England because they don't use preservatives and the freshness would not survive the trip):
“The Northside has always been the melting pot of Youngstown. Our customers are Jewish, African-American, Italian, Irish, Slovak, Greek...You name it,” she proudly boasts. “But here, on St. Patrick’s Day, we’re all Irish!”so besides Tuesday's festivities, Kravitz Deli will have a tent featuring live music, extra large corned beef sandwiches, rubens, northsiders, corned beef and cabbage dinners, and of course, beer.
Kravitz always has free wi-fi.
Kravitz has bits of matzoh in their wedding soup.
Kravitz has been having live local music on Thursday nights at 6:30pm.
Kravitz now has a sandwich named after a blogger, "The Return of Philly the Kidd Defends Youngstown":
Kravitz just fulfilled my hamentashen quota (10 varieties) for the month:
AND did I mention a ton of corned beef?
truly a gem of Youngstown [map]