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New School: Shelsky’s Smoked Fish
This isn’t the kind of place where you order a simple “everything with a schmear.” Not when there are a number of off-the-wall Jewish gutbombs to be had, like The Tribute, a bagel or bialy topped with Horseradish Cream Cheese, Smoked Whitefish Salad and Wasabi Tobiko, the El Vincente with Lake Sturgeon, Plain Cream Cheese, Sour Pickle and Jalapeno, or the Peter Shelsky with Gaspe Nova, Sable, Pickled Herring with Cream Sauce and Onion and Scallion Cream Cheese. And any place that carries “Bentowitz Boxes,” a neatly compartmentalized assemblage of smoked fish, pickled vegetables bagels and soda, is definitely pushing the limits of decorum when it comes to the ancient art of old school appetizing.
251 Smith St.,(718) 855-8817