kithat wrote:I've been to Shapiro's a couple times back in the 90's. I'm stopping there en route to Bloomington, IN within the next few days. I'm almost a vegetarian, so I don't dig corned beef, etc. Other than that, I'm game for almost anything. Any recommendations?
About a half-block south of Shapiro's
are a couple other good places, Greek
Islands and Cafe@Ray.
Greek Islands has all the usual suspects,
but one of their stand-outs is their Greek
Spaghetti, with a thick, rich, spicy sauce -
probably tasty with no meat, but unbeatable
topped with their tasty gyro meat.
Cafe@Ray is run by the same Greek
Family, but is a "lighter" option, with
good sandwiches and soups in a
relaxed cafe atmosphere (and
bonus out-door, off-the-street
dining around back).
Shapiro's has some of the best
house-made smoked salmon (lox)
to be found. And getting it as the
"Lox Plate" usually gets you about
a half-pound, with cream cheese,
olives and a toasted bagel, for
less than you pay by-the-pound.
Desserts: Boston Cream Pie. Or
just one (or two) of their robust,
slightly-sweet Pumpernickel Bagels.