Why Doesn’t Dallas Support New York-Style Delis?

On January 25 I reported the closing of Gio’s Café and New York Deli. In the post I wrote: “What a snake-bit location for deli. Ed’s Deli closed in December 2008 , Roasters and Toasters lasted less than a year after replacing Deli News Too.” People are still commenting on why Gio’s, and other New York-style delis in […]

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Gio’s Café and New York Deli in Dallas is Closing on January 31

Bad new for deli lovers: Gio’s in North Dallas is closing on January 31. Manager Mark Walls just confirmed. “This construction just did us in,” Walls said. “The guys who fund this place aren’t restaurant guys and they are tired of funneling money in.” Gio’s will not be relocating. The construction he refers to is […]

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Chef Julian Barsotti Makes Some Big Changes at Carbone’s in Dallas

After six weeks chef Julian Barsotti is making some changes to Carbone’s, his Italian-American Deli. Most of you know, it’s not unusual for any new business to bend and stretch original plans once customer feedback starts pouring in. Barsotti is dedicating to improving. “In the first few weeks we were figuring out our identity and […]

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Smiling Moose Deli to Hit Dallas Like a Pack of Mules

I’ve seen a lot of moose and, guess what, they don’t smile. They’re ornery, awkward and introverted. Like most animals, the male gets the better outfit: bulls are adorned with spectacular racks (antlers) while the cows (females) look like ugly donkeys. But I’m off target. A Smiling Moose has been spotted in Carrollton. It is […]

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Studs Terkel Was My Homeboy—Or What’s On the Menu For Your Labor Day Cookout?

After staring into my fridge for the umpteenth time this week and exclaiming out loud to anyone within earshot, “Who lives here, and why don’t they buy any food??” I’ve realized that it’s time to actually go to the grocery store. And with the long Labor Day weekend ahead of us (I vaguely remember offering […]

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Ate it for $8: Cindi’s N.Y. Delicatessen in Carrollton

Our cheap eats correspondent Kristy Alpert has been scouring Dallas for some great tasting deals. Today she finds a deal, but feels her $8 could have been spent better elsewhere. Here’s Kristy: For my $8 lunch this week I headed out to Cindi’s N.Y. Delicatessen in Carrollton. I’d heard rave reviews about the Reuben, but […]

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Breaking News: Gandolfo’s Deli Food Truck Finally Rolls in Dallas

Randy Wolken, the regional franchisee for Gandolfo’s Deli Sandwiches has been working hard to get his food truck on the road.  In April, he drove the truck from Florida to Texas, got his permits for multiple cities, and started searching for sites to park the truck for service.  He wanted to be on the road […]

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Food Attack From the East Coast: Murray’s Cheese Shop is Hitting Dallas

With our ferocious invasion of the In-N-Out‘s double-doubles under control, we turn to face our next assault: conjugated linoleic acid from Murray’s Cheese on Bleecker Street in New York City.  No, we don’t need any rope, conjugated linoleic acid is a good thing. It is one of the healthy fats (love it!) found in cheese. […]

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Olé! Pasaporte España Kicks Off At Central Market Despite Torrents

Central Market’s Pasaporte España—a total store takeover with Spanish seafood, wine, pastries, oils, canned seafood (a Spanish specialty), and so much more—kicked off last night in the Greenville Ave. location. For the ribbon cutting (which was supposed to be held in the tent in the parking lot but was moved to the entry vestibule due […]

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Restaurant Review: Gio’s New York Deli in Dallas

The stretch of Preston Road that runs south from LBJ Freeway to Royal Lane has seen its fair share of delicatessens come and go. Many of us remember Wall’s Delicatessen, which opened in 1951 in Preston Royal Shopping Center. Then, of course, there was Gilbert’s in Preston Forest. Wall’s closed in 1990 and operates only […]

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Three Gandolfo’s New York Delicatessen Trucks to Hit Dallas Streets

Local entrepreneur Randy Wolken is jumping into the food truck business in a big way. He’s obtained the Dallas franchise rights to  Gandolfo’s New York Delicatessen. He plans to get at least three deli trucks on the road before going brick-and-mortar. “I am going to open my first truck on May 1st, the week after […]

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That Old Familiar Longing Strikes Again—Thank Goodness for Gio’s Half-Sours

Word on the street is that Gio’s Deli is importing half-sour pickles from Carnegie Deli in NYC. As someone whose relationship to half-sours is borderline fanatical, and whose cell phone screen saver is a picture of her husband eating a half-sour (follow the jump if you don’t believe me), I am scarcely able to contain […]

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Gio’s Café and NY Deli to Open in Former Roaster’s Space on Preston & LBJ in Dallas

A new banner hangs across the space formerly known as Roaster’s Deli and before that Ed’s Deli (R.I.P) at Preston Rd and LBJ. Gio’s Deli and New York Deli is under construction and they have a telephone listing. Nobody is answering it yet, so details will follow. (h/t LW) I happy to have another deli […]

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Let’s Build the Perfect Dallas Delicatessen

We’ve reminisced about old Dallas delicatessens (Phils, Gilbert’s, Wall’s) and we’ve criticized the new ones that failed (Roaster’s, Zinsky’s) and the one’s still in business (Deli-News).  Let’s pretend that we have been hired by a company to build the perfect delicatessen for Dallas. Big sandwiches? Great bagels? Acme smoked fish? What? Whaddayawant?! I say, bring […]

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Zinsky’s Deli in Dallas is Closing

The rumors mills are churning with the news that Zinsky’s Deli is about to close their doors. Makes perfect sense to me, we just took a lovely photograph of their lox and bagels for our October issue and shipped it to the printers! D Magazine cover story (Best Breakfasts) jinx continues. Anywhoo, here is what […]

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Deli Talk: Kenny and Ziggy’s in Dallas? Maybe Yes, Maybe No

In March, Robert Willonsky reported Kenny and Ziggy’s, the popular NYC-style deli in Houston, was looking into opening a Dallas location. A couple of days ago, a friend of mine ate an eight-inch corned beef on rye at the very crowded restaurant at the Galleria in Houston. As he was leaving he asked one of […]

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