I met a friend here for dinner recently. She is a regular, but being fairly new to town, I'd never eaten here before. When we arrived, the place was packed, which I wasn't expecting for 6:30 on a Tuesday evening. Turns out, it was Spirit Night for a local school. Not a big deal because we weren't in a hurry. I ordered a Reuben because it's hard to go wrong with a safe classic. My friend ordered a custom sandwich, and I was impressed with the variety and number of add-ons she had to choose from. There were some great local brews on tap, too. She raved about the pretzel, so we got one to share.
The pretzel arrived first. I was blown away. It was tender and chewy at the same time and absolute pretzel heaven. Unfortunately, we were too early in the season for their beer cheese dip, but the pretzel was still phenomenal with its side of coarse mustard.
Our sandwiches arrived shortly after the pretzel, both looking mighty tasty. My Reuben was good, but it tasted like it had been grilled/toasted too long. A lot of the juiciness I was expecting wasn't there. I was hoping for less crunchy texture and more steamy, melted action. That may be "user error," given that I didn't specify steamed vs grilled when I ordered.
All the employees were friendly, if a bit frazzled from the larger than usual dinner crowd. The lady who brought our sandwiches apologized for the wait. I told her that I've worked in restaurants before, and the only thing you can do when you're slammed is to soldier on!
I came home that evening and told my husband that Deli Boys made it to my list of places we should visit next time we catch a low-key dinner together. A good first impression overall.
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