Mom's Deli served its first sandwich in 1977, and it looks like a few of the ladies behind the counter were there for the occasion. Nearly four decades later, these original sandwich artists have their craft down to a science. Hunched over their workstation — backs to the customers — they don't look up when they ask for your order. Sometimes, they don't even acknowledge they've heard it, but 30 seconds later, you're handed a bundle of parchment paper with a price scrawled across it in black crayon. It's a well-oiled machine, perfected by years of making the same delicious sandwiches over and over. Though the menu features all of the deli staples — Italian salami, pastrami, corned beef — is there really any choice but the "Mom's Special"? Served on crusty French bread, this perfect sandwich is layered with roast beef, turkey and ham that's shaved prosciutto thin. Lettuce, tomato, pickles, white onions and Munchee cheese (yes, Munchee cheese, white American cheese, don't question and just enjoy) garnish the "Mom's Special," but the pièce de résistance is the rich and tangy homemade 1,000 Island dressing that's slathered on both sides of the bread. The sauce is so good, patrons order it by the pint.
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