Moish & Itzy's has been the closest thing to a New York delicatessen in the Langhorne-Newtown-Yardley area for many years. Want a warm, old-time pastrami sandwich? Come here. Matzoh ball soup? It's fine. Whitefish salad on a bagel? Find it here.
So what's my beef? [Sorry about the pun.]
The food is good—but not great. And given the size of the portions, the prices are substantial, at least by local standards. Generally, the service is above average—but it is not consistently so. Sometimes the staff is very attentive, other times they seem to be going through the motions.
These are the kinds of restaurant experiences that make me believe Moish & Itzy's could use some competition to motivate it to put out a more consistent effort. Want to drive an extra 15 minutes to a half hour to Holland, Huntington Valley, or northeast Philadelphia for a better value? OK, but gas ain't cheap and time is money. But if an enterprising, hungry competitor moved into the neighborhood, maybe we could have our lean corned beef sandwich on rye and eat it, too.