Baseball season is winding to a close here in Baltimore and, sadly, the most notable thing about the Orioles 2007 season is the addition of Atman's Deli to Camden Yards. Johnnycakes and I have decided that their deli sandwiches are the best thing to the eat at the ballpark.
Attmans Delicatessen, located at 1019 E. Lombard Street along Corn Beef Row, is a Baltimore landmark. First opened in 1915, a loyal legion of fans flock to the deli for authentic New York style deli items such as corn beef and pastrami.
We were pleasantly surprised to find an Attman's stand at Camden Yards this summer. Ballpark food can be so generic for the outlandish prices, and Boogs and Bambinos have just not been cutting it the last few times I ate along Eutaw Street.
Anyone familiar with Attmans knows that ordering at the deli can be at a frenzy pace so you should know what you want when you get in line. Luckily, things are a little more relaxed at the Oriole Park location.
The prices appeared quite steep at first. $10 for a beef brisket, turkey, corn beef or pastrami sandwich on rye. You will soon discover that the purchase is well worth the price once you receive your generously stacked sandwich (we got the brisket) served with a standout coleslaw and pickle. Johnnycakes and I split our sandwich both times we ordered Attmans at the ballpark and went away satisfied.
The last time we visited, Johnnycakes also ordered a meat knish which the Attman's staff referred to as a "Jewish Egg Roll". I had never tried one but Johnnycakes assured me they were delicious. He was right! I enjoyed the dough stuffed with meat.
Hopefully, Attman's will back next year at Oriole Park. Let's just pray they are not the best thing about the going to see the O's in 2008!