and Marin County’s Venerated Eatery Brings It’s Old World Jewish Delicacies to
a National TV Audience for the first time.
August 23rd, 2013 – San Francisco, CA - East Coast transplants and Bay Area natives alike have long known the secret to finding great New York-style deli locally is visiting Miller’s East Coast Delicatessen in San Francisco and San Rafael. Now the rest of the country is set to share the news when Miller’s debuts on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives September 9th, 2013 on the Food Network.
DDD host Guy Fierri, a Northern California native and resident visited Miller’s Polk Street location in San Francisco for the “Servin’ San Francisco” episode, which will air throughout the fall as part of the popular show’s 18th season. After sampling Miller’s justifiably famous corned beef Rueben, Fierri joined Miller’s owner and chef Robby Morgenstein in the kitchen to whip up some matzo ball soup and potato latkes.
Those staples of Jewish comfort cooking are just the tip of the iceberg of Miller’s massive menu. In addition to the widest array of smoked fish on the West Coast – including belly lox, a rare delicacy indeed – Miller’s East Coast Delicatessen features brisket dinners, stuffed cabbage, chopped liver, kasha varnishkes, blintzes, knishes, kugels, matzo brei, egg creams, homemade desserts like babke, macaroons and black-and-white cookies, and, of course, authentic New York bagels.
Oy vey, and those bagels! The San Francisco Chronicle raved, “The bagels are dense, crusty, slightly gnarled… Boiled and partially baked in the Big Apple, Miller’s finishes them off in their own ovens. And, they’re worth every penny.”
Miller’s owner/chef (and Novato resident), Robby Morgenstein, takes his deli seriously. Morgenstein has deli in his DNA, according to James Beard-award winning author David Sax. His 2006 release, Save the Deli, included a section on Miller’s as a West Coast highlight.
Nor is Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives the first television show to discover Miller’s unique east coast-west coast flair. Check Please, Bay Area, the foodie fest airing on Channel 9 KQED, first visited Miller’s in 2005. A check of their blog reveals this critique: “It’s as if they pulled a delicatessen from Manhattan and dropped it on Polk Street… The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, and the mood throughout the restaurant is very upbeat and enjoyable.”
Miller’s East Coast Delicatessen has been serving Jewish deli classics to hungry locals and tourists alike since 2000 from its location at 1725 Polk Street in San Francisco. Morgenstein opened a second location last January in San Rafael’s Montecito Shopping Center, 421 Third Street. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, Miller’s also offer retail deli, catering, take-out and delivery. Visit the website at http://www.millerseastcoastdeli.com to place your order or sign up for daily lunch specials-via-email. Delivery is available. Tel: 415-453-DELI (3354). Follow Miller’s East Coast Delicatessen on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/millersdelisf