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"Do you have a menu?" I asked the guy behind the counter. "Nope. You
create what you want from what we have here," he said, pointing to the
meats in the deli case. I drove all the way out here for a sandwich and a
to-go menu and there isn't one?
Earlier in the day, I had called Smitty's Old Fashioned Butcher Shop in response to the rumor that it features delicious
sandwiches. "I hear you have a deli," I said. "What's the most popular
"The Italian," the guy on the phone replied. Of
course it is. You can guess what's on this standard, with salami,
sopressata, and ham, a load of hot and sweet peppers, a ripe tomato,
provolone, onions, mustard, oil, and vinegar. It's pretty wet.
So here I was, at a
deli within a shop that has word-of-mouth notoriety, with no menu. Why
go here? Because the meat is beautiful. As much as I liked it, I'd go for a roast beef next.
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