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As seen in the October 2009 Issue

Decisions, decisions... How to choose between the Rachel (a mound of corned beef and turkey, melted Swiss, coleslaw, and Russian dressing on rye) and the Rebecca (layers of pastrami, cream cheese, and smoked turkey with Russian dressing on egg bread)?  The solution for many patrons of this longtime Southside deli is to divide them between you and a friend. Just save room for the to-die-for chocolate meringue pie. Beer & wine. Open Mon-Sat 9-3. Closed Sun. Cash or checks only. $

As seen in the July 2008 Issue

True, it's not your all-American hot dog, but we think the hot pastrami sandwich at Carshon's is an equally patriotic way to celebrate the Fourth. Followed by a slice of chocolate meringue pie, it's a perfect all-season lunch.

As seen in the June 2008 Issue

True, it's not your all-American hot dog, but we think the hot pastrami sandwich at Carshon's is an equally patriotic way to celebrate the Fourth. Followed by a slice of chocolate meringue pie, it's a perfect all-season lunch.

As seen in the May 2008 Issue

With the perils of winter behind us, made bearable by flu shots and the curative powers of the chicken soup served at this perennial fave, we declare it open season on their hot pastrami sandwich. Paired with a California chardonnay and followed by a slice of chocolate meringue pie, it's a perfect all-weather lunch.

As seen in the November 2007 Issue

Far removed from the world of messy chicken wings and burgers, this old-time deli continues to build the superb, two-fister hot pastrami on rye that has attracted crowds for decades. Paired with a chilled beer, it's all a body could want.

As seen in the October 2007 Issue

Far removed from the world of messy chicken wings and burgers, this old-time deli continues to build the superb, two-fister hot pastrami on rye that has attracted crowds for decades. Paired with a chilled beer, it's all a body could want.

As seen in the September 2007 Issue

Far removed from the world of messy chicken wings and piled-high hamburgers, this favorite old-time deli continues to build the superb, two-fister hot pastrami on rye that has attracted crowds for decades. Paired with a chilled beer or glass of wine, it's all a body could want.

As seen in the February 2007 Issue

A nip in the air threatened an onslaught of the sniffles, which sent us scurrying to our favorite neighborhood deli for a bowl of chicken noodle soup. A hot pastrami sandwich and a cold imported beer (for medicinal purposes only, of course) warded off any other ailments.

As seen in the January 2007 Issue

A nip in the air threatened an onslaught of the sniffles, which sent us scurrying to our favorite neighborhood deli for a bowl of chicken noodle soup. One of the signature hot pastrami sandwiches and a cold imported beer (for medicinal purposes only, of course) warded off any other ailments.

As seen in the December 2006 Issue

A nip in the air threatened an onslaught of the sniffles, which sent us scurrying to our favorite neighborhood deli for a bowl of chicken noodle soup. One of their signature hot pastrami sandwiches and a cold imported beer (for medicinal purposes only, of course) warded off any other ailments.

As seen in the July 2006 Issue

New energy-saving light bulbs brighten the turn-of-the-century look of our favorite neighborhood deli. No change though in the Ruthie, a third of a pound of hot pastrami topped with sauerkraut and melted Swiss on rye. A cold Shiner Bock was the perfect accompaniment.

As seen in the June 2006 Issue

New energy-saving light bulbs brighten the turn-of-the-century look of our favorite neighborhood deli. No change though in the Ruthie, a third of a pound of hot pastrami topped with sauerkraut and melted Swiss on rye. A cold Shiner Bock was the perfect accompaniment. Our friend's chopped liver on grilled egg bread solicited almost as many raves as his slice of chocolate meringue pie.

As seen in the February 2006 Issue

When you're in the mood for a comforting bowl of chicken noodle soup and a delicious hot pastrami sandwich, this is the only place to go. Period. Sure, Fort Worth's favorite deli offers much more, but old habits are hard to change. Nice selection of imported beers and wine by the glass.

As seen in the January 2006 Issue

When we're in the mood for a comforting bowl of chicken noodle soup and a delicious hot pastrami sandwich, this is the only place to go. Period. Sure, our favorite deli offers much more, but old habits are hard to change. Nice selection of imported beers and wine by the glass.

As seen in the December 2005 Issue

When we're in the mood for a comforting bowl of chicken noodle soup and a delicious hot pastrami sandwich, this is the only place to go. Period. Sure, our favorite deli offers much more, but sometimes we can't help being a creature of habit. Nice selection of imported beers and wine by the glass.

As seen in the August 2005 Issue

Desperate for a hot pastrami fix, we headed for our favorite deli, only to be distracted by a new offering: a create-your-own plate lunch. Pick three-lox, potato salad, slaw, chicken liver, cheeses, fresh fruit-and enjoy. It will be hard, but save room for one of the outstanding chocolate desserts.

As seen in the July 2005 Issue

Desperate for a hot pastrami fix, we headed for our favorite deli, only to be distracted by a new offering: a create-your-own plate lunch. Pick three-lox, potato salad, slaw, chicken liver, cheeses, fresh fruit-and enjoy. It will be hard, but save room for one of the outstanding chocolate desserts.

As seen in the June 2005 Issue

Desperate for a hot pastrami fix, we headed for our favorite deli, only to be distracted by a new offering: a create-your-own plate lunch. Pick three-lox, potato salad, slaw, chicken liver, cheeses, fresh fruit, and more-and enjoy. It will be hard, but save room for one of the outstanding chocolate desserts.

As seen in the January 2005 Issue

Atkins dieters can visit this venerable neighborhood deli for either the corned beef or the pastrami with melted Swiss. And if they're feeling naughty, have some chocolate pudding cake to boot.

As seen in the December 2004 Issue

Atkins dieters can visit this venerable neighborhood deli for either the corned beef or the pastrami with melted Swiss. And if you're feeling naughty, have some chocolate pudding cake.

As seen in the November 2004 Issue

Atkins-dieters can visit this venerable neighborhood deli and latch on with impunity to either the corned beef or the pastrami with melted Swiss. If you're out of the diet's strict induction phase, a cold imported pilsner is the perfect accompaniment. And if you want to be naughty, try an exceptional dessert like homemade meringue pie or some chocolate pudding cake.

As seen in the July 2004 Issue

Not requiring the curative powers of the chicken noodle soup, we opted for the Ruthie-corned beef, coleslaw, turkey, and Russian dressing on rye. A glass of the day's featured Chardonnay paired nicely, but the combination left no room for the chocolate meringue pie.

As seen in the June 2004 Issue

Not requiring the curative powers of the chicken noodle soup, we opted for the Ruthie-corned beef, coleslaw, turkey, and Russian dressing on rye. A glass of the day's featured Chardonnay paired nicely, but the combination left no room for the chocolate meringue pie.

As seen in the May 2004 Issue

Not requiring the curative powers of the chicken noodle soup, we opted for the Ruthie-corned beef, coleslaw, turkey, and Russian dressing on rye. A glass of the day's featured Chardonnay paired nicely, but the combination left no room for the chocolate meringue pie.

As seen in the November 2003 Issue

After 75 years of practice, the popular South Side deli has mastered the art of sandwich making. We recommend the Reuben, with one-third of a pound of corned beef, or the Rachel, with layers of turkey, corned beef, melted Swiss, and coleslaw drizzled with Russian dressing on whole wheat.

As seen in the October 2003 Issue

After 75 years of practice, the popular South Side deli has mastered the art of sandwich making. We recommend the Reuben, with one-third of a pound of corned beef, or the Rachel, layers of turkey, corned beef, melted Swiss, and coleslaw drizzled with Russian dressing on whole wheat.

As seen in the September 2003 Issue

After 75 years of practice, the popular South Side deli has mastered the art of sandwich making. We recommend the Reuben, with one-third of a pound of corned beef, or the Rachel, layers of turkey, corned beef, melted Swiss, and coleslaw drizzled with Russian dressing on whole wheat.

As seen in the May 2003 Issue

A bit under the weather, we sought out the magical, curative powers of the chicken noodle soup served at this neighborhood deli. For good measure we backed it up with a sandwich of hot pastrami, thinly sliced and piled high on rye and sided with an imported German beer.

As seen in the April 2003 Issue

A bit under the weather, we sought out the magical, curative powers of the chicken noodle soup served at this neighborhood deli. For good measure we backed it up with a sandwich of hot pastrami, thinly sliced and piled high on rye and sided with an imported German beer.

As seen in the March 2003 Issue

A bit under the weather, we sought out the magical, curative powers of the chicken noodle soup served at this neighborhood deli. For good measure we backed it up with a sandwich of hot pastrami, thinly sliced and piled high on rye and sided with an imported German beer. We completed the treatment with a not-too-modest slice of Carshon's killer chocolate meringue pie.

As seen in the October 2002 Issue

To satisfy a hot pastrami craving, we headed to our favorite deli, where they pile it so high between the slices of rye that you can hardly manage a bite. Indulge yourself with a slice of the heavenly chocolate pie topped smile-high with meringue. Extensive list of domestic and imported beers.

As seen in the September 2002 Issue

In need of a hot pastrami fix, we headed to our favorite deli, where they pile it so high between the slices of rye that you can hardly manage a bite. It is certainly enough for lunch, but indulge yourself with a slice of the heavenly chocolate pie topped smile-high with meringue. Extensive list of domestic and imported beers.

As seen in the March 2002 Issue

Some folks depend upon flu shots. We prefer the magical homemade chicken soup at this popular southside Kosher-style deli. If you feel like branching out beyond lox and cream cheese, try the pastrami, corned beef, or pickled herring. Don't miss out on the homemade pies and cheesecakes. Of course, a glass of wine or imported beer always makes for a good dose of medicine too.

As seen in the October 2001 Issue

This longtime favorite neighborhood deli serves up delicious sandwiches-piled high with hot pastrami, corned beef, roast beef, or turkey-that provide a welcome departure from Tex-Mex and barbecue.

As seen in the September 2001 Issue

This longtime favorite neighborhood deli serves up delicious sandwiches-piled high with hot pastrami, corned beef, roast beef, or turkey-that provide a welcome departure from Tex-Mex and barbecue. Regulars savor either the Key lime or the chocolate meringue pie.

As seen in the August 2001 Issue

This longtime favorite neighborhood deli serves up delicious sandwiches-piled high with hot pastrami, corned beef, roast beef, or turkey-that provide a welcome departure from Tex-Mex and barbecue. Regulars always save room for a sliver of either the Key lime or the chocolate meringue pie.

As seen in the June 1998 Issue

Since the early fifties, southsiders have relied on this neighbourhood deli to quell their hot-pastrami flashes and provide magical homemade chicken-noodle soup to cure their summer-cold sniffles. Just to be safe, you might want to have both and wash it all down with one of the two dozen imported beers. World-class chocolate meringue pie awaits unquenchable appetites.

As seen in the December 1997 Issue

What's all the fuss with these new bagel shops? This south side kosher-style deli has been serving bagels with lox and cream cheese since the fifties; recently it's consented to doll them up with, say, salami, poached eggs and melted Swiss. Sorry, no passion fruit, pumpkin or barberry bagel flavors available.

As seen in the November 1997 Issue

What's all the fuss with these new bagel shops? This south side kosher-style deli has been serving bagels with lox and cream cheese since the fifties; recently it's consented to doll them up with, say, salami, poached eggs and melted Swiss (try the world-class "McBagel" of eggs, sausage and cheese). Sorry, no passion fruit, pumpkin or barberry bagel flavors available.

As seen in the July 1997 Issue

We were a tad early (9:30 a.m.) for our favorite hot pastrami sandwich at this ever-popular, kosher-style deli, so instead we succumbed to a platter of eggs scrambled with corn beef and onions, a "MacBagel" (two poached eggs atop melted Swiss and salami on a toasted bagel) and bottomless cups of coffee.

As seen in the June 1997 Issue

We were a tad early (9:30 a.m.) for our favorite hot pastrami sandwich at this ever-popular, kosher-style deli, so instead we succumbed to a platter of eggs scrambled with corn beef and onions, a "MacBagel" (two poached eggs atop melted Swiss and salami on a toasted bagel) and bottomless cups of coffee.

As seen in the May 1997 Issue

We were a tad early (9:30 a.m.) for our favorite hot pastrami sandwich at this ever-popular, kosher-style deli, so instead we succumbed to a platter of eggs scrambled with corn beef and onions, a "MacBagel" (two poached eggs atop melted Swiss and salami on a toasted bagel) and bottomless cups of coffee.

As seen in the October 1996 Issue

In Zagat's America's Best Meal Deals, this south side deli ranked among the top six delis in America for value, something Cowtowners have known more than 70 years. We recommend an up-close-and-personal encounter with one of Carshon's hot pastrami sandwiches.

As seen in the September 1996 Issue

In Zagat's America's Best Meal Deals, this south side deli ranked among the top six delis in America for value, something Cowtowners have known more than 70 years. After an up-close-and-personal encounter with one of Carshon's hot pastrami sandwiches, the Zagat folks no doubt decided this rating was a slam dunk.

As seen in the August 1996 Issue

In Zagat's America's Best Meal Deals, this south side deli ranked among the top six delis in America for value, something Cowtowners have known more than 70 years. After an up-close-and-personal encounter with one of Carshon's hot pastrami sandwiches, followed by a slice of chocolate meringue pie, the Zagat folks no doubt decided this rating was a slam dunk.

As seen in the March 1996 Issue

A case of sniffles caused us to forgo our usual hot pastrami on rye in favor of the restorative chicken noodle soup; we felt better immediately, and a glass of Cabernet further prompted a positive attitude.

As seen in the February 1996 Issue

Winter sniffles caused us to forgo our usual hot pastrami on rye in favor of the restortaive chicken noodle soup; we felt better immediately, and a glass of Cabernet further prompted a positive attitude.

As seen in the January 1996 Issue

Post-holiday sniffles caused us to forgo our usual hot pastrami on rye in favor of the restorative chicken noodle soup; we felt better immediately, and a glass of Cabernet further prompted a positive attitude. Next time we'll return to stauncher deli fare and a piece of the scrumptious chocolate meringue pie.

As seen in the September 1995 Issue

The substantial breakfast at the city's favorite deli can carry you right through lunch. Take, for example, eggs tastily scrambled with onion and corned beef, then sided with tomato slice, a lettuce leaf and a bagel with cream cheese. Pair this with a bottomless cup of cup of coffee, and you're set for the day.

As seen in the August 1995 Issue

The substantial breakfast at the city's favorite deli can carry you right through lunch. Take, for example, eggs tastily scrambled with onion and corned beef, then sided with tomato slice, a lettuce leaf and a bagel with cream cheese. Pair this with a bottomless cup of cup of coffee, and you're set for the day. For lunch (another day!), enjoy a fat deli sandwich or a generous cold plate.

As seen in the September 1994 Issue

Haven't had a summer cold in years—thanks, we're sure, to the magical homemade chicken noodle soup served at this south side deli. Team it with a hot pastrami sandwich or corned beef on rye for a double restorative.

As seen in the August 1994 Issue

Haven't had a summer cold in years—thanks, we're sure, to the magical homemade chicken noodle soup served at this south side deli. Team it with a hot pastrami sandwich or corned beef on rye for a double restorative.

As seen in the July 1994 Issue

Haven't had a summer cold in years—thanks, we're sure, to the magical homemade chicken noodle soup served at this south side deli. Team it with a hot pastrami sandwich or corned beef on rye for a double restorative.

As seen in the March 1994 Issue

Jewish mothers could take a chicken-noodle-soup lesson from this cozy neighbourhood deli. For customers not in need of hot restorative, there is a mind-boggling array of traditional deli lunches and sandwiches. We seriously recommend the hot pastrami on rye with pickle spear and onion slice, sided with dark, imported beer.

As seen in the February 1994 Issue

Jewish mothers could take a chicken-noodle-soup lesson from this cozy neighbourhood deli. For customers not in need of hot restorative, there is a mind-boggling array of traditional deli lunches and sandwiches. We seriously recommend the hot pastrami on rye with pickle spear and onion slice, sided with dark, imported beer. Finish off with some Key lime cheesecake, and you're set for the rest of the day.

As seen in the January 1994 Issue

Jewish mothers could take a chicken-noodle-soup lesson from this cozy neighbourhood deli. For customers not in need of hot restorative, there is a mind-boggling array of traditional deli lunches and sandwiches. We seriously recommend the hot pastrami on rye with pickle spear and onion slice, sided with dark, imported beer. Finish off with some Key lime cheesecake, and you're set for the rest of the day.

As seen in the September 1993 Issue

Savvy south-siders gravitate to this neighborhood deli around midday, and—with such attractions as homemade chili, chicken noodle soup or any number of sandwiches—it's no wonder. Hot meats or cold cuts come heaped on rye, pumpernickel, whole wheat, egg bread or bagels; wash your sandwich down with wine or an imported or domestic beer. Save room for chocolate meringue or Key lime pie.

As seen in the July 1993 Issue

Savvy south-siders gravitate to this neighborhood deli around midday, and—with such attractions as homemade chili, chicken noodle soup or any number of sandwiches—it's no wonder. Hot meats or cold cuts come heaped on rye, pumpernickel, whole wheat, egg bread or bagels; wash your sandwich down with wine or an imported or domestic beer. Save room for chocolate meringue or Key lime pie.

As seen in the March 1993 Issue

The lush chocolate meringue pie at this popular south side kosher-style deli is enough reason to show up. We recommend, however, preparing oneself for the pie with a hot pastrami sandwich or corned beef on rye accompanied by one of the two dozen imported beers or a glass of the daily special wine. Other traditional sandwiches and cold or hot plate combinations are available, all sized for the famished.

As seen in the December 1992 Issue

The lush chocolate meringue pie at this popular south side kosher-style deli is enough reason to show up. We recommend, however, preparing oneself for the pie with a hot pastrami sandwich or corned beef on rye accompanied by one of the two dozen imported beers or a glass of the daily special wine. Other traditional sandwiches and cold or hot plate combinations are available, all sized for the famished.

As seen in the August 1992 Issue

Whether you are in need of a hot pastrami fix or the curative powers of homemade chicken soup, you won't find a better place for it than this reliable south side deli. Lots of other delicious, kosher-style sandwiches and plate lunches are available, plus wine and two dozen imported beers. Save room for the fabulous chocolate meringue pie (if they have any left).

As seen in the June 1992 Issue

Whether you are in need of a hot pastrami fix or the curative powers of homemade chicken soup, you won't find a better place for it than this reliable south side deli. Lots of other delicious, kosher-style sandwiches and plate lunches are available, plus wine and two dozen imported beers. Save room for the fabulous chocolate meringue pie (if they have any left).

As seen in the January 1992 Issue

One-third pound of corned beef and turkey covered with melted Swiss, coleslaw and Russian dressing on grilled rye, AKA the Rachel, is a typical creation at this south side neighbourhood deli. When paired with one of the two dozen beers available, then finished off with a slice of "Betty's Internationally Famous" chocolate meringue pie, it will leave you more than ready for a nap. Other kosher-style foods are available to eat there or take out.

As seen in the December 1991 Issue

One-third pound of corned beef and turkey covered with melted Swiss, coleslaw and Russian dressing on grilled rye, AKA the Rachel, is a typical creation at this south side neighbourhood deli. When paired with one of the two dozen beers available, then finished off with a slice of "Betty's Internationally Famous" chocolate meringue pie, it will leave you more than ready for a nap. Other kosher-style foods are available to eat there or take out.

As seen in the August 1991 Issue

Ah, pastrami! Cholesterol-free it isn't, but our physiology nevertheless occasionally demands one of the world-class Reuben sandwiches that they build at this kosher-style deli: a third pound of peppery meat crowned with melted Swiss and sauerkraut on grilled rye. It's fabulous wit beer (Saint Puali Girl, Texas Bluebonnet, and Pecan Street among the impressive selection). There are other sandwiches and soups to choose from, but save room for chocolate meringue pie.

As seen in the July 1991 Issue

Ah, pastrami! Cholesterol-free it isn't, but our physiology nevertheless occasionally demands one of the world-class Reuben sandwiches that they build at this kosher-style deli: a third pound of peppery meat crowned with melted Swiss and sauerkraut on grilled rye. It's fabulous wit beer (Saint Puali Girl, Texas Bluebonnet, and Pecan Street among the impressive selection). There are other sandwiches and soups to choose from, but save room for chocolate meringue pie.

As seen in the June 1991 Issue

Ah, pastrami! Cholesterol-free it isn't, but our physiology nevertheless occasionally demands one of the world-class Reuben sandwiches that they build at this kosher-style deli: a third pound of peppery meat crowned with melted Swiss and sauerkraut on grilled rye. It's fabulous wit beer (Saint Puali Girl, Texas Bluebonnet, and Pecan Street among the impressive selection). There are other sandwiches and soups to choose from, but save room for chocolate meringue pie.

As seen in the January 1991 Issue

The hot pastrami at this New York-style deli on Fort Worth's near south side are world-class. Other stellar sandwiches include corned beef, salami, chicken or turkey with tasty additions of melted Swiss, coleslaw or sauerkraut. Chicken noodle soup has appropriate curative powers.

As seen in the December 1990 Issue

The hot pastrami at this New York-style deli on Fort Worth's near south side are world-class. Other stellar sandwiches include corned beef, salami, chicken or turkey with tasty additions of melted Swiss, coleslaw or sauerkraut. Chicken noodle soup has appropriate curative powers.

As seen in the August 1990 Issue

The hot pastrami sandwiches with sauerkraut on rye at this south side neighbourhood deli are so good that we regretted our resolve to come early one Sunday for brunch. Regrets floated away, however, when our order of eggs scrambled with corned beef and sautéed onions arrive, with a steaming cup of hot coffee. Our friend's "McBagel" (fried eggs with salami on toasted bagel halves smothered with melted Swiss) was equally delicious. A side order of toast, cream cheese and jelly seemed superfluous but was too good to pass up. Next time: the chili omelet.

As seen in the July 1990 Issue

The hot pastrami sandwiches with sauerkraut on rye at this south side neighbourhood deli are so good that we regretted our resolve to come early one Sunday for brunch. Regrets floated away, however, when our order of eggs scrambled with corned beef and sautéed onions arrive, with a steaming cup of hot coffee. Our friend's "McBagel" (fried eggs with salami on toasted bagel halves smothered with melted Swiss) was equally delicious. A side order of toast, cream cheese and jelly seemed superfluous but was too good to pass up. Next time: the chili omelet.