The 2011 NBA Basketball Playoffs are in high gear, and the Los Angeles Lakers have shifted into full throttle! Currently, the Lakers are leading 3-2 against the New Orleans Hornets. Benjies Deli admits we were feeling a tad worried after a rather atrocious Game 1, where front man Pau Gasol, who normally averages 22.3 points per game, only scored a meager eight points and grabbed only six rebounds on the offensive. The poor performance caused the Lakers, ranked number 2 team by the Western Conference, to lose to the seventh-seeded Hornets! Talk about an upset! Lakers made a comeback in Game 2, with Andrew Bynum, Ron Artest and Lamar Odom picking up on Gasol’s slack, though the Hornets remained competitive until the end and definitely gave the Lakers a run for their money.
Though the Lakers are off to a fumbling start, Benjies Deli still has faith in our favorite LA team! Come out to Benjies Deli tonight to support the Lakers and watch them defeat the Hornets and advance in the playoffs. Enjoy a plate of our Kobe Beef Sliders and watch as Kobe Bryant beefs it up with the referees. Or, try out the Benjie Special, a hot pastrami sandwich and coleslaw with Russian dressing on rye, served with potato salad. Longing for something even heartier? Don’t forget about our famous corned beef and cabbage plate, the best Orange County has to offer!
If you are just feeling snacky, grab a drink at the Bamboo Lounge’s fully stocked bar. There are six large screen TVs and an abundance of space to seat all of your friends. Dunk into a tall glass of ice-cold draft beer, and score big with our corned beef, pastrami and Swiss cheese triple-decker sandwich as tall as Andrew Bynum. Feeling the team spirit? Share a deli platter, like the cold cut buffet or the 16″ ring sandwich tray, with your friends. With our deli platters, no one has to worry about ordering, they can just grab a sandwich while they watch their favorite team—the Lakers.
If you want to enjoy the game in the comforts of your own home, Benjies Deli can still help out with your catering needs–All of our deli platters are available for home parties too! Make sure you call 48-72 hours ahead to order before your event. That way you can have Benjies Deli do all the work while you relax and take all the credit. Benjies Deli makes entertaining at home easy and delicious. For catering inquiries and ordering, please call Benjies Deli at (714) 541-6263.
As a newly transferred student to Chapman University last semester I made it a mission to try as many new eateries as possible in and around Orange. I soon found this task to be arduous when I realized just how many food establishments are in the area.
I did however stumble upon Benjies Deli while I was at the hardware store off of Tustin and La Veta. After a day of moving into my new apartment I crawled into Benjies with no expectations. I remember ordering the Benjies Special and being absolutely blown away. Since then my girlfriend and I have made dinner at Benjies a weekly tradition. We always start with a plate of potato latkes that are inhaled in a matter of minutes. She always gets the lox and cream cheese on a bagel, which she claims is the best she’s ever had. I however have found myself ordering something new of the menu every time. I can honestly say that through the entire seven-page menu I have never been disappointed once.
As a member of the Chapman Men’s Water Polo team I have also passed along the secret of Benjies to my teammates. With a full bar and big portions, it’s the perfect place for us to go after practice. You’ll see us every Tuesday night after our scrimmage in the Bamboo Lounge, stuffing our faces. We’ve all agreed as well, after seeing the catering menu, that for our water polo banquet we are going to suggest Benjies’ catering to our coach.
Being so close to Chapman, I was surprised I’d never heard of Benjies Deli before. With so many fraternity, sorority, philanthropic and sports events I’m surprised that more Chapman students don’t take advantage of Benjies New York Deli and catering service. Unfortunately I’ll be graduating this coming May and I don’t plan to stay in the area after. So I have one more year to enjoy Benjies before I go out into the real world. I will however be sure to visit Benjies whenever I’m at my alma mater.
Don’t forget to follow Benjies Deli on Twitter to find out about special Chapman University promotions! @benjiesdeli—there will be a special discount for Chapman students starting soon!
To experience a true, New York-style deli right here in Orange County, drive or walk directly to 1828 N. Tustin Avenue in Santa Ana. The restaurant is open 7 days a week 7 AM – 9PM, and Karaoke is 9PM- midnight on Friday nights.
If you want to hold a private party for an event, contact Benjies Deli to reserve the Bamboo Lounge and discuss ordering food for the event. Call (714) 541-6263 and ask for Lloyd Weinstein, whether you want to book a private party or have your home event catered.
Driving through or visiting Santa Ana? Stop by Benjies Deli for a reuben sandwich, or one of our many delicious, stacked-high sandwiches!
If you don’t live by Benjies Deli in Santa Ana, it might seem a little arduous to drive to—although it would be worth it. We’ve compiled a few points of interest close to Benjies Deli, so that if you ever find yourself at one of these local landmarks you’ll know to stop by for a meal.
St. Joseph’s Hospital and CHOC Children’s Hospital are a few blocks away from Benjies Deli. Visiting a family member or friend at the hospital? Forget flowers, go pick them up a sandwich from Benjies. What better way to say “get well soon” than to sneak them in something other than that terrible hospital food. Or, if you happen to be a hospital employee, stop by Benjies Deli on your lunch break. Your taste buds with thank you, and it will undoubtedly become your new lunch hangout.
Chapman University and Santa Ana College are but a few miles from Benjies Deli as well. So students, as summer winds down and the semester starts up at the end of August, don’t forget to stop by Benjies. In fact, if you’re in summer school now, Benjies is offering a 10% discount for local residents. So bring proof of your address, get 10% off delicious food, and save some money to pay back that ridiculous school loan. (more…)
Although it was one of the ugliest games of basketball I’ve ever seen the Lakers prevailed. As Phil Jackson said, “Well, it’s done. It wasn’t well done, but it was done. And we did it with perseverance.” It couldn’t have been more dramatic either with the Celtics pushing their lead to 13 in the third quarter and the Lakers showing no sign of a run. Finally the Lakers started to chip away at the Celtic’s lead in the fourth. With Artest, finally showing up offensively, hitting a crucial 3-pointer at the end of the fourth the Lakers came out on top. Miraculously the Lakers only had a shot percentage of 32.5 and were 67.6 percent from the line-statistics that aren’t indicative of a win. However they pulled through with the win and avenged their 2008 loss to the Celtics.
Now with the basketball season over I feel a little lost. Luckily the FIFA World Cup is in full swing and we have another reason to go hang out at Benjies Deli. Come on down to the Bamboo Lounge at Benjies Deli, where we have six large screens of sports on display every day of the week. There’s also a fully stocked bar and an abundance of space to seat you and all of your friends, plus a regularly updated menu of bar snacks that will keep your tastebuds happy for every game. Come down and watch the U.S. play Algeria on Wednesday the 23rd at 4:00 PM. Baseball is also here for us to soften the withdrawals were having from basketball season. So come watch the Angels take on the Dodgers on Tuesday the 22nd, Wednesday the 23rd, or Thursday the 24th, all at 7:00 PM. Enjoy one of Benjies world famous Francheesy dogs and feel like you’re at the game.
Want to watch one of these games at home? All of our deli platters are available for home parties too! Make sure you call 48-72 hours ahead to order before your event. That way you can have Benjies Deli do all the work while you relax and take all the credit.
If you want to hold a private party, contact Benjies Deli to reserve the Bamboo Lounge and discuss ordering food for the event. Call (714) 541-6263 and ask for Lloyd Weinstein, whether you want to book a private party or have your home event catered.
Father’s day is coming up and if you’re like 82 percent of the American population (according to a statistic I made up for this blog) you haven’t put much thought into what you’re getting good old dad yet. Luckily for you, men enjoy the simple things in life. Take him down to Benjies deli and let him relax for the day.
He’ll be sure to love the Reuben sandwich with corned beef, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut grilled on rye, served with potato salad. Or bring the whole family down and get the Deli Feast-an unbeatable selection of all of the Benjies favorites. The feast includes hot corned beef, pastrami, turkey, tongue, salami, and chopped liver. It’s served with Swiss and American cheese, potato salad, coleslaw, tomatoes, sweet red onion, Greek olives, pickles and rye bread. The full seven page menu is sure to have something on it that Dad will love. So show him a little appreciation and get creative this year. Benjies is the answer to all your Father’s day problems.
Want to bring Benjies to your father instead? All of our deli platters are available for home parties too! Make sure you call 48-72 hours ahead to order before your event. That way you can have Benjies Deli do all the work while Dad relaxes and you take all the credit.
If you want to hold a private party for Father’s day, contact Benjies Deli to reserve the Bamboo Lounge and discuss ordering food for the event. Call (714) 541-6263 and ask for Lloyd Weinstein, whether you want to book a private party or have your home event catered.
Come on, Lakers! It’s time to close out the series! Who out there is completely amped for this year’s playoffs?? The Lakers better kick it up into full gear for Game 6 versus the Thunder! Plus, the baseball season, with the Dodgers and the Angels, has gotten in to full swing. All of this excitement has us nervously biting our nails down to stubs, and we bet it’s getting you hungry, too!
If you’re starving yourself in fear of missing a second of the excitement, don’t worry! Come on down to the Bamboo Lounge at Benjies Deli, where we have six large screens of sports on display every day of the week. There’s also a fully stocked bar and an abundance of space to seat you and all of your friends, plus a regularly updated menu of bar snacks that will keep your tastebuds happy for every game. With every angle covered by a TV and munchies to keep your energy level high for cheering and whooping throughout all four quarters of the game, you will be sure not to miss a beat of the action.
Dunk into a tall glass of iced cold draft beer, and score big with our corned beef, pastrami and swiss cheese triple-decker sandwich as tall as Derek Fisher. Or you can just order a few of our deli platters, like the cold cut buffet or the 16″ ring sandwich tray. With our deli platters, no one has to worry about ordering, they can just grab a sandwich while they watch their favorite team.
Want to enjoy the game in the comforts of your own home and 80-inch HD screen instead? All of our deli platters are available for home parties too! Make sure you call 48-72 hours ahead to order before your event. That way you can have Benjies Deli do all the work while you relax and take all the credit. Benjies Deli makes entertaining at home easy and delicious.
If you want to hold a private party for one of the big games, contact Benjies Deli to reserve the Bamboo Lounge and discuss ordering food for the event. Call (714) 541-6263 and ask for Lloyd Weinstein, whether you want to book a private party or have your home event catered.
And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and specials at Benjies Deli. You can also become a fan on Facebook!
Corned beef and cabbage
Are you ready for the best corned beef and cabbage in Orange County? Is it possible that a Jewish, New York deli in Santa Ana could make better corned beef and cabbage than the Irish? Come in and taste for yourself, staring next Monday, March 15th.
We know that St. Patrick’s Day isn’t until Wednesday, but Benjies Deli likes to kick off St.Patrick’s Day the Monday before and carry it all through the week. You’ll have to come in and fight the crowds on Wednesday if you want green beer; but if it’s just delicious corned beef and cabbage you’re wanting, that’s available all week.
Why not combine your Irish fun with Lakers basketball at Benjies Deli? The Bamboo Lounge has six TV screens, a stocked bar and Happy Hour seven days a week. Start St. Patrick’s Day off with a bang by watching the L.A. Lakers play the Golden State Warriors on Monday night, followed by Tuesday night’s clash with the Sacramento Kings. Start the weekend after St. Patty’s day off right by singing your favorite U2 song during the Benjies Deli Karaoke Night at 9PM.
Don’t worry if your friends or family don’t want to eat Orange County’s best corned beef and cabbage, you can still bring them along. Benjies will be serving their regular menu all week, including all-day breakfast—great for the morning (or afternoon!) after the party the night before!
And don’t forget to follow Benjies Deli on Twitter to get information daily specials and prices.
The 2010 NBA Playoffs started yesterday, and Los Angeles Lakers fans will be watching to see if their team can take the championship again this year. One of the best places to watch the NBA Playoffs outside of Staples Center is in Benjies Deli’s Bamboo Lounge, located in Santa Ana.
Not only do fans enjoy the wide screen TVs and the full bar, but they’ll be eating the best pastrami sandwich in Orange County. Other menu favorites during sporting events include the Francheesy, a delicious combination of grilled knockwurst sausage, crisp bacon and cheese on a grilled onion roll and served with french fries and coleslaw. Although the food is so good it can make it hard to concentrate on the game, try the Coney Franks Platter or the Cold Rare Roast Beef Plate to eat while cheering on Kobe, Shannon, Lamar, Gasol, and the entire Lakers team. Stop by on Sunday for the Lakers game against the Denver Nuggets that starts at 12:30PM, or Tuesday’s game against the Indiana Pacers, starting at 7:30PM.
Tonight is also Karaoke Night at Benjies’ Bamboo Lounge, so come on down to belt out your favorite tunes, enjoy a drink at the bar and something from Benjies extensive deli menu. We’re open til 1AM tonight!
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