“Is soup really a meal?” Of course, we all know that from a famous episode of Seinfeld in which Banya asks Jerry to go to Mendy’s with him. But is soup really a meal? One look at the new and improved menu at Mendy’s and you’ll surely answer, “no way, not as long as they’re offering Bison Burgers, 24 oz. steaks, shawarma and sushi.”
As the Seinfeld story goes, the creator of the show, Larry David, did actually dine at the restaurant on a daily basis and order the pea soup and a sandwich. But it wasn’t until owner, Mendy Merel, saw it on TV, that he realized Larry David wrote him in. It’s been sometime since then and Mendy and son, Eitan, have revamped the old Mendy’s. It definitely has the same great “old New York” flavor and taste - why change, when something’s been working - but they recently added a little style to their famed delicatessen.