Thursday, June 6, 2013

EGG SANDY REVIEW #1: Floral Park Station Delicatessen, Floral Park NY

It's time to do this. I've become an egg sandy connoisseur of sorts in my travels, so a review series seemed like a good idea.

The benchmark by which all delicatessens will be measured:
Two eggs scrambled, ham, cheddar cheese on a roll, with a large coffee. Salt and pepper only, no ketchup. Ketchup mistakenly applied and/or wrong cheese will be an automatic fail.

Cheese Note: It is the contention of this columnist that "American Cheese" is not cheese at ALL, and to call it "American" is a slap in the face of some great cheese-makers in places like Vermont and Wisconsin. This is a travesty. We're talking to YOU, Kraft Foods.

Ketchup Note: The most efficient way to ruin eggs. If you need to, get some hot sauce on that thing, sparky. No ketchup. Or Catsup.

Floral Park Station Deli
 128 Tulip Avenue, Floral Park, NY 11001 USA

Bun: Kaiser Roll. Light, fluffy, fresh. Possibly from Floral Park Bakery, same block. Nice.

Eggs: Truly scrambled, consistent color. Folded nicely. Neat.

Cheese: Cheddar. Yes.

Ham: There could have been three slices, but I think it was two. Forgot to count until after I ate it. Looks like two in photo. I'd add one more for a better meat-to-egg ratio.

Intangible Minuses:
Napkins not readily available, which is bad considering Mister Klutz here always manages to spill some coffee at the self-serve. Only coffee cup lids available were the pull-up, non re-seal-able types. No "Raw" sugar available, but white sugar in a plastic bowl with a spoon that everyone else has used. Icky.

Intangible Plusses: Located less than 100 yards from LIRR, across the street from Swing the Teapot, a tour-stop on the recent duet-acoustic tour with Pete Mancini. Same block as Fallon's bar, AKA the "finished basement" to the Butcher's Blind rhythm section.

Intangible I-Don't-Care's: Cashier on laptop. Hey, grab some eggs from the Farmville chicken coop.

Weird Thing: My sister's small coffee was handed to her totally wrapped in plastic wrap. If you're gonna hermetically seal anyone's coffee, make it mine. I spill stuff.

Price, including large coffee: $5.65

Verdict: Good sandwich and super-convenient location means I'll order there again. Better sugar, cup lids, and any napkins at all would be good to have.


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