Harry’s Bagelmania

Food & Drink, Restaurants | | April 8, 2007 at 15:15

I wasn’t all that interested in trying Harry’s Bagelmania cause I had the wrong impression that it was a bagel shop with sandwich fillers. I was in for a very pleasant surprise when I saw the deli section and read the menu. This is more a Jewish-style deli-restaurant than a bagel-bar. I had delicious matzo ball soup, which is one of my all-time favorites.

The portions are big; a bowl produced two large matzo balls. You’ve got potato pancakes, chopped liver, herrings, blintzes, lox, pastrami, tongue – all the mouth-watering East European Jewish fare. No alcohol served, but real Egg Creams. The Daily Specials are $6.95 with hearty offerings like meat loaf, grilled liver & onions, chicken in the pot – real man food. Sundays are eggs benedict.

The atmosphere is homey and the kind of place easy to strike up a conversation with the next table. It’s a neighborhood hangout without a neighborhood, unless you count the colorful mural on the wall that transports you to the streets of Chicago. I warn you that the selection is a Weightwatcher’s nightmare, but if you savor rich flavors and don’t mind the fat grams, there is plenty of authentic knosh.

They close right after lunch, so get there between 7:00a-2:00p. Phone in your order for pick up or use the delivery service M-F, 7a-1:30p. 702-369-3322 855 E. Twain Ave Las Vegas NV (by Swenson).

As an aside, if you like matzo ball soup, they serve a decent one at the Paradise Cafe, Las Vegas Hilton. And they’re open 24 hours a day. The Hilton is easy to access, being just off the Strip on Paradise between Desert Inn and Sahara. 3000 Paradise Rd. Las Vegas NV