Mile End Does Not Serve Three-Foot-Tall Novelty Pastrami Sandwiches for a Reason

The Bernamoffs.
The Bernamoffs. Photo: Melissa Hom

“It became a style of the 1950s and 1960s to stuff your face with food. That’s fine. I’m not going to argue whether that’s good for the Jewish people. But the reality is that that’s not how we used to eat.” — Mile End owner Noah Bernamoff, on why neither his deli nor his sandwich shop serve Carnegie Deli-style sandwiches. Also, old-timey deli nostalgia is fine, but he really doesn’t need “a picture of the old country on the wall with an old Polish guy with a string of bagels.” [Edmonton Journal]