South Loop mainstay Manny’s Deli is primarily known for two things: its corned beef sandwiches—towering, two-handed affairs stacked alongside pickles and a potato pancake—and its reputation as a haunt for local politicians.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Senator Dick Durbin and former President Barack Obama are all repeat customers, and political strategist David Axelrod even has his own table at the restaurant that he uses as a “second office.”
Now, for one day only, you can make like Axe and get your knish on right here in Logan Square thanks to a special Manny’s pop-up at Longman & Eagle (2657 N. Kedzie Ave.).
The “Longmanny’s & Eagle Deli” will set up shop in the OSB (Longman & Eagle’s back bar) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 19.
The restaurant will feature several dishes from Manny’s, takes on deli favorites from the Longman team, classic cocktails, boozy floats and more. Pop-up menu items will include a pastrami sandwich on rye, duck matzo ball soup, lox and cream cheese, potato pancakes, and “black and white” cookies. Additionally, the first 50 guests will receive a limited-edition Drug Factory Press screen print commemorating this historic occasion.
In true deli fashion, however, Longmanny’s will be first come, first served—no reservations accepted. More information is available on the Longman & Eagle website.