Posted On : 12/11/2007 by Meg Day
Looking for a friendly neighborhood diner where everybody knows your name? It's no Cheers, but City Delicatessen and Bakery in Hillcrest is certainly a great start.
With an extensive menu that caters to even the most particular of taste buds, City Deli is comparable to a New York Jewish deli: you really can't go wrong here. Ideal for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and the after-movie binge, the corner deli and bakery is a popular spot for reliably good food and people watching, too.
A quick glance at the menu would suggest the owners of City Deli are sandwich aficionados. Pastrami, chopped liver, corned beef, honey baked ham, beef tongue, turkey meatloaf, chicken salad, you name it. With pickles on the table as soon as you arrive, give that Matzo ball soup an extra long look (it's a local favorite). Add on a traditional root beer float or a NY egg cream and you've got yourself a real meal.
Whatever you do, be sure to save some space for dessert. Almost everything in the display up front is homemade. From sweet kugel with apples, pineapples and raisins, to the city's favorite crème brule, City Deli knows their sweets.
Insider tip: Parking at University and 6th can be tough - park near 6th and Robinson and walk back to the restaurant to get validated.
Also: Nab a copy of Uptown Magazine before heading over to City Deli. The book has some serious coupons in it that will make a real dent in the final bill (especially if you're stocking up on sweets!)