If you check out the new Moore's Delicatessen, at Third and Orange Grove in Burbank, in the space formerly occupied by Ben's Deli, don't plan to hang out long. You order at the counter, and they deliver your meal to your table. The day I was there, a group of four women in business attire ditched the place because they wanted full-table service. "I don't do self-serve," said one.
It was their loss. The food is top quality. It arrives fast. And it doesn't disappoint. After all, what deli is really known for its fantastic service? You're eating, not getting a massage.
My only concern as I landed at one of the comfortable tables was the limited breakfast menu. I had the ground beef scramble, a nice blend of beef, cheddar and very mild onions. My guest sampled perhaps the best of the morning fare, the smoked salmon scramble. The photo-ready plate had a nice array of leeks, tomatoes, chives and eggs, with a dollop of sour cream. The salmon? A steak-sized dose, fresh and fragrant, and just right. It crumbled with a light touch of the fork, and was truly mouth-watering.