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Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 02/23/2011

Carmelo Anthony takes Big Apple by storm with big sandwich

By Cindy Boren

If the cost of courtside seats for Carmelo Anthony's debut (even if it's only on the bench) tonight with the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden seems a little steep, try a cured-meats homage from the Carnegie Deli*.

That's some kinda sammich; almost as good as the photo credit. (Costanza / New York Daily News)

A diner will be anything but Melo after putting away this $22 bad boy, which includes pastrami, corned beef, salami, bacon, lettuce, tomato and Russian dressing (in your eye, Mikhail Prokhorov). "We threw in bacon because he's gonna bring the bacon back to New York," owner Sandy Levine, whose gain is Via Della Pace's loss, told the New York Daily News. "And the salami - it's a spicy meat - he's going to spice up the team and spice up the fans."

A cynic might say that the Carnegie Deli gutted its menu in order to make the Carmelo. But the bigger question is what does this mean for the Nets, who consummated a big deal of their own after losing out on Melo? Deron Williams salt-water taffy?

*(If Carnegie Deli doesn't ring a bell, watch this. Please.)

By Cindy Boren  | February 23, 2011; 12:18 PM ET
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Posted by: NateinthePDX | February 23, 2011 12:29 PM | Report abuse

You'd probably need a beer to go with that, too.

Posted by: Cindy Boren | February 23, 2011 12:43 PM | Report abuse

That's one of the few places I've eaten of which I can honestly say I was defeated by the meal. Soundly defeated.

I realize this Carmelo sandwich is a stunt, but their regular sandwiches are absurdly large.

But good grief do I want some pastrami now.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | February 23, 2011 12:47 PM | Report abuse

And some mustard, too.

Posted by: Cindy Boren | February 23, 2011 1:20 PM | Report abuse

I like where your head's at, Boren. Kenny & Zuke's for lunch it shall be.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | February 23, 2011 1:24 PM | Report abuse

(At the risk of inciting the ire of the fellow who takes issue with my posting comments having to do with eating and drinking here in the Rose City.)

Posted by: NateinthePDX | February 23, 2011 1:30 PM | Report abuse

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