At this point, a lot of the best restaurants in the city have opened casual offshoots for quick meals and take-out (RT Rotisserie, Flour + Water Pizzeria), and while we love going to Al’s place for special occasions, we’re glad Al’s Deli exists for everything else. Instead of serving mostly vegetables and meats on the side, here it’s mostly about rotisserie chicken and brisket. You can get either as a platter or in a sandwich, but if you’re here for a quick dinner, the sandwiches are the way to go. The chicken version is heavily seasoned with shawarma spices and comes with spicy schug sauce and cucumber salad and the smokey brisket has hardboiled eggs and french fries packed into the pita too.
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