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Rad Brewing. Formerly know as Flat 12 Brewing 414 Dorman Street.

Another brewery but definitely not a Gastropub. I reviewed this joint not so long ago as Turn 3. Shortly after Books and Brew bought the joint out. https://kosherhamandcheese.com/2019/05/04/turn-3-chicken-and-waffle-flat-12-bierwerks-414-dorman-street/

The first thing I noticed was the pricing. They have downtown pricing for less than downtown sandwiches. They want $7.99 for a quarter pound hamburger which comes with a standard cold set and cheese. All of their sandwiches come with waffle fries. Rather than go with a burger I opted for their chicken. It comes both grilled and breaded. I wanted to see if the breast tasted the same as the chicken I had with my waffle. Well it didn’t. It was a good piece of chicken but the breading was different. So I don’t know what to make of that. Did they change the breading or change to a pre breaded product? My taste buds are old, like me, but I don’t think it is the same chicken. That could be why Rad has to charge $7.99 for a 4 ounce sandwich and Turn 3 charged $7 for the same size breast and a fresh waffle.

Normally waffle fries are treat but these were only average and not as crisp as I think they should be. As I wrote previously all sandwiches come with chose of cheese. I chose Swiss. Well what I got was not Swiss it was that abomination that food providers call Americn Swiss or White American. Cheese food without the annatto coloring.

One final thought about this joints pricing. Some places that sell burgers offer different burgers with different toppings and clever names or a list of available toppings at an upcharge. This joint decided to sell “packaged” upgrades at different price points. I think the price points, at $3.50 to $5 are just too high. Especially when they are in addition to a $7.99 base. I understand they use Smoking Goose bacon and chorizo and their product is expensive but I think I would go a different route. I still want to go back and try their waffle and chicken and maybe a grilled chicken sandwich as well. If for no other resson than to see what I get.


Keystone Deli 2344 E. 53rd. Street

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I don’t get this joints name. It is right off Keystone Ave. It does offer s few “deli” style sandwiches with its flat top burgers and fries and such but that is a small percentage of its menu. I first discovered the place some years back as a meat plus 2. The have a large steam table loaded up with a good variety of home style eats and put out a nice little lunch for 7 bucks. Today we had to have breakfast because of prior commitments. What we discovered was a great little diner that serves large portions of nicely prepared breakfast foods for a very reasonable price.

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Pat’s plate was $7.95 and came with a choice of toast or 2 biscuits. Now who would opt for toast when they could have 2 fluffy scratch made biscuits? Not Pat. Or me,for that matter.

Now my breakfast was $7.45 and it consisted of biscuits and gravy, and a choice of apples or grits.

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They also give you 2 eggs,your choice, bacon or sausage and potatoes.

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Now that is a breakfast. You know the most important meal of the day. The biscuits were moist and fluffy and the gravy was excellent. This place may have it over Olly’s gravy, as far as taste. The Deli’s gravy has little specks of red pepper in it. However as for the amount of sausage I think Olly wins. The bacon was outstanding as well. Just crisp enough. I agree with Pat about the taters. They could have been a lot crisper and they could have used some seasoning. The grits were what you would expect. Nice and thick and just a tad lumpy. Just waiting for a pat of butter and some hot sauce.

They also have pancakes and waffles. As a matter of fact you can order a pancake to go with your breakfast for an extra buck. So if you are into “home cooked” breakfast food and aren’t too concerned about ambiance then this is a place for you. However if you need a Brunch like atmosphere and a┬áMimosa then this ain’t for you.

Keystone Deli Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato