Two weeks ago or so, I met up with two of my girlfriends at Harrie’s Bagelmania near UNLV for a quick lunch. My friend Michelle had been a handful of times and had good things to say and I was looking forward to some home cooked Jewish food. There was so much to choose from and I’ll definitely be back to try more than I had on this visit. I decided to go with a small variety of items.
First up, I went with the Chicken Noodle Matzo Ball soup. I didn’t love it but I didn’t strongly dislike it – it’s just not like my grandma’s perhaps. I appreciated the size of the matzo ball, but didn’t see the need for the crouton/crackers.
When deciding on the soup, my options were Chicken Noodle, Matzo Ball, or Kreplach. I had never heard of Kreplach and asked the waitress what they were. Turned out they’re little dumplings filled with ground meat, or mashed potatoes, or something else. She suggested I get one on the side of my soup and I went with the ground beef option. It was delish! I will be getting this instead of matzo ball soup in the future.
On to my favorite part of the meal! I went with a chopped liver sandwich on an everything bagel and a potato latke and applesauce on the side. The chopped liver was wonderful! It was a large sandwich and I was able to enjoy the second half of the bagel at home the next day. The potato pancake wasn’t my favorite, but not bad.
Overall, I loved the quaintness of the restaurant. The staff was very friendly and the prices were good. I saw some knishes on my way to checking out and look forward to trying them in the future as well as the lox which received good reviews online.
If you plan on heading here, be sure to bring cash as they don’t take credit cards.
I hope to be back soon!