Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Lox, Stock, and Brisket

I've been dying to get out east to try Lox, Stock and Brisket Delicatessen ever since photos of their mouth-watering looking sandwiches started hitting social media. The buzz about this new fast casual restaurant grew from there. Finally, I was over on the east side at lunchtime, so Mr. H and I popped in.
The space is comfortable and cute.
With chalkboard menus on the wall, it's easy to browse. But the staff were also immediately helpful at identifying which sandwiches are the most popular once we said that it was our first time in.
Mr. H ordered The Rueben ($12) with cured and smoked brisket, kraut, Swiss cheese, and Russian dressing on rye. The brisket was great!

But I had to go for the sandwich that was causing the most buzz on social media, the Lincoln Park ($11) with buttermilk chicken schnitzel, bread & butter pickle slaw, and hot sauce aioli on a roll. This sandwich lived up to the hype! If you don't care for spicy food, don't let the hot sauce aioli throw you off, there really wasn't any heat to it. Personally, I'd love to see the chicken pounded thinner. It ate more like a fried chicken sandwich to me than a schnitzel, but that's just personal preference. I'd totally order it again.
The only thing I didn't care for was the Potato Salad served on the side. Diners have a choice of coleslaw or potato salad as a side. The flavor was a little sweet for my taste, and the texture was so smooth that it ate like cold mashed potatoes to me.

They also serve breakfast, cater meetings or events, or sell some of their meats by the pound.

Chef Anthony Zappola has quite a long list of credentials, including working under Tom Colicchio. He returned to his hometown of Cleveland recently, and has already opened his second Northeast Ohio concept, The Rice Shop at Ohio City Galley. So us west-siders can rejoice!

Lox, Stock, and Brisket
13892 Cedar Road
University Heights, OH 44118
(216) 471-8175


Kate @ GreatestEscapist.com said...

I'm dying to try this place & especially to inhale that chicken sandwich. I interviewed Anthony for two recent issues of Cleveland Magazine, & I think he's great - & so is his food. Rice Shop has just started selling LS&B's breakfast sandwiches for brunch!

bonnjill said...

That's a totally valid assessment of the potato salad. I like the flavor because it isn't as heavy on the mustard as a lot of other potato salads. But you are spot on about the texture - it doesn't have chunks that a potato salad would normally have. It's not my favorite potato salad in Cleveland, but it is definitely one I don't mind ordering. Glad you enjoyed the place.