Today is National Sandwich Day! As we sat in the marketing office here at 2756 N. Pine Grove, we pondered visiting a truly classic deli style sandwich establishment. We did some searching online to find boisterous bragging shops that just didn’t seem like the timeless art of a great sandwich build was a sacred practice.
We landed on the NY Delicatessen (Since 2005) at 2921 North Clark Street. They have all of the classics and more. It’s a small corner joint that is reminiscent of being on an intersection in New York City. Checkered floors, a few tables, see through deli counter, and an old timey coke-a-cola fridge stocked with bottles. The inside scoop is Boars Head meats and cheeses. To add, house made sauces, spices, and beef that is custom brined for 12 hours at a time.
We went for 4 of their most popular sandwiches:
Turkey, bacon, havarti, whole cranberry sauce, and tomato. It reminded me of thanksgiving on vacation, sans the drunken relative, snoring on my couch. – Matthew
The Italian Sub
Salami, sweet capocollo, mortadella, mozzarella, pesto, lettuce, and tomato. It is fresh, light, and homemade. Not overpowering, yet substantial, and filling. – Dan McD
The New Yorker
House corned beef, pastrami navel, Swiss, Russian dressing, coleslaw, and rye. In Jasko’s own words… “Literally, the best sandwich I have ever had.” – Jasko
The Artichoke Sub
Artichokes, mozzarella, basil pesto, roasted red peppers, oil, and vinegar. Our very own Jeff has been limiting meat in his dietary practice. He says “Most veggie sandwiches I order generally disappoint… This one had great dressing ratio, juicy artichoke hearts, and was very delightful overall.” – Jeff
From customer, to employee, to owner (ask Isaac for the background story), you can taste the tradition. NY Delicatessen is a must have. DON’T MISS OUT!
Happy Sandwich Day!