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Kush Hialeah Top 100

In 2017, Matthew Kuscher (Lokal, Kush, the Spillover) purchased Stephen's, the last of Hialeah’s Jewish delis, with a mission to keep the tradition alive. He reopened with a restoration so admirable it makes you feel like you’re stepping back to 1954, when the restaurant was one of four delis on the block. Henderson "Junior" Biggers still slices the pastrami and corned beef to order. A pastrami and corned beef combo sandwich comes on rye, slathered with spicy deli mustard, accompanied by coleslaw and a whole sour pickle. Wash it down with an egg cream, served with a pretzel rod. To make sure the restaurant wasn’t stuck in a time warp, Kuscher revamped the menu, offering his now-famous burgers, alongside a whimsical cocktail menu. Kuscher may have rebranded the place to Kush Hialeah, but he still pays tribute to the Hialeah of yesteryear. Don’t forget to pay your respects to the late Walter Mercado in the ladies’ room, decorated with a giant mural of the beloved astrologer.
Photo by Karli Evans
  • Price: $$
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Not Accepted
  • Parking: Lot available, On-street
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
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