Thursday, May 21, 2009
A good deal?
Deli, you will be missed
I was really sad to find out today that the great little deli next to my building is going out of business. It has been open for business 7 days a week for the last 25 years, and tonight it closed for good. I think the landlord did not let owner of the deli renew his contract.
The little deli was great, during the weekdays a line would form outside of the deli at lunchtime. The windows were piled with truffles, chocolate covered pretzels, nuts and pastries. The owner was very nice, I used to eat their sandwiches on the weekends and he would always give me a small sweet treat with my sandwich. They also had a nice orange cat living there, I hope the cat will be OK.
Tonight is the last night the deli is going to be open, so the owner was trying to sell everything he had left. He stopped Brendan and said that the whole store was buy one get two free, so we went to stock up on water bottles and other essentials. The owner kept showing us food and cheese and sweets and we felt so bad about his situation that we let him do it. In the end, we walked out with this.
Trios starting on the top left: jelly bean boxes, cornichons, cheese crackers, a giant pack of American cheese, shredded parmesan, gruyere, provolone, roquefort, cheese twirl crackers, trident gum, ricola cough drops and 10 chicken cutlets. He said the total was going to be around $65, but we only had $45 dollars with us so he gave us all the food for $45 dollars. The chicken cutlets he gave to us for free.
So how do we feel about getting such an amazing deal? We feel terrible, we are so sad for the owner that had to close his deli after 25 years. So we have made a promise to not let any of the food go to waste. We are going to try to throw a wine and cheese party next week to pay our respects to the great deli.