Best Delicatessen

Feig's Kosher Market and Deli

We have a friend who was moving to the neighborhood of Feig's some years ago. When a neighbor heard about her new address, he said wistfully, "Aw, you'll be really close to the corned beef." Yeah. And the pastrami and the giant, juicy, not-too-sour kosher dills and the delicious side salads, too. Not to mention the time-warp groceries--Dr. Brown's cream soda, anyone? But back to the corned beef. It got a national award last year from a foodie newsletter--yes, the best corned beef in America is at the corner of Fifth Street and Rosemont Boulevard in dusty little Tucson. It comes on chewy rye, with mustard optional, and it's a tender heap of juicy, melt-in-your mouth heaven. So eat.

Runners up:

2. Jason's Deli, 5420 E. Broadway Blvd., No. 260, 790-7000; 4545 N. Oracle Road, 407-1100;

3. TIE

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