Founded by Jay Brown and Mark Jay Katzenberg, the two "Jays" opened the first TooJay's in Palm Beach, Florida. Today there are 26 restaurants across the state and six here in Central Florida.
I started with the Stuffed Cabbage ($5.99) and the Mini Potato Pancakes ($5.99). I loved the meat and rice filled cabbage, but the potato pancakes were over-fried and very, very dark. I'm surprised the burnt pancakes made it out of the kitchen. One bite was enough.
If you love gravy -- who doesn't? -- this is your dish. The Traditional Turkey Dinner ($11.49) featured oven-roasted turkey atop a mound of cornbread stuffing and smothered in giblet gravy. On the side was asparagus, a small dish of cranberry sauce and a giant pile of mashed potatoes -- covered with more gravy. Did I mention there was gravy? Gravy jokes aside, the dish was the best Thanksgiving dinner I've had since, well, last Thanksgiving.
For dessert I sampled the Mini Black & White Cookies ($1.99) and the limited-time Orange Dream Cake ($4.69). The black and white cookies are a TooJay's staple and were as delicious as always. The Orange Dream Cake, however, was just as described -- a dream -- a very pleasant, don't-wake-me-up dream of a dessert. Loved it.
Here's thanking TooJay's for a wonderful 35 years, and best wishes for another 35 years (at least) of Delicious deli food.
4 Jays out of 5
Note: I dined compliments of TooJay's.