Now to many of you when you hear the words Sloppy Joe you have visions of ground meat in a tomato-ish sauce served on a plain hamburger bun.
Good food for sure but not the Sloppy Joe I am talking about. In Millburn, NJ on Millburn Avenue is a sandwich shop called The Millburn Deli. Their version of the Sloppy Joe is made on fresh, sliced to order rye (yes I said the bread was sliced to order) and your choice/combination of deli meats. There is also a “Friday Joe” created for Lent which is Tuna and Egg Salad. The sandwiches come in two sizes, the regular Sloppy Joe and the Monster Joe. Above is my favorite Monster Joe, Corned Beef Pastrami, Swiss, Cole Slaw and Russian dressing (and butter on the bread).
The Millburn Deli has been open since 1946 and owned by the current owners since 1991. It is one of those places where there is someone who owns the business, but the place is really the community’s. Anyone who grew up in the West Orange, South Orange, Short Hills and Millburn area can recall memories of going to events, etc growing up and seeing Millburn deli Sloppy Joes being served. Just this past weekend my cousin and I rented a zip car and drove from NYC to Millburn just to have Sloppy Joes. This is a very special sandwich and so worth the trip to New Jersey if you have never been.
328 Millburn Ave
Millburn NJ 07041
Open Monday-Sunday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Every Day
READ ON for other stuff from the foodie-verse this week…
Other stuff from the foodie-verse this week (slow news week)
Shop farmer’s markets? Well Epicurious posted a very cool interactive map that shows what’s in season wherever you live. They say “Use our interactive map to see what’s fresh in your area, plus find ingredient descriptions, shopping guides, recipes, and tips”.
Live in the Windy City? Well The Kitchen posted A Food-Lover’s Guide to Chicago: Markets, farms, artisans, and best shops for cooks
A few food related items from the Twitter feed
Chef_Jay Saturday is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day! Sundae on Saturday, go figure…
Foodimentary Cheese Fact: While Americans can buy “Swiss cheese,” there is no product called “Swiss cheese” in Switzerland.
michelemandell Hands-down one of the best meals ever at Conduit in SF last night. Sit at the open kitchen counter for a great show w/ chef Justin Deering.
I am off to the beach for the weekend.
Happy eating everyone!