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Lucky's Deli in Durham

bbqme | Jun 30, 2016 09:07 AM

This is Matt Kelly's other new venture, along with Drew Brown, formerly of Piedmont-- and I believe he still has a hand in Firsthand Foods. I had the pastrami sandwich and my lunch partner had the pastrami Ruben. The pastrami sandwich is just straight up 1/2 pound of pastrami and mustard on rye bread. I got some of their homemade chow chow to kick up the flavor a notch. I was very happy with my sandwich. The pastrami was thick cut-- no cheating on tenderness by slicing it thin-- just the right amount of spice and smokiness. I liked it better than Neal's Deli, The Pig's, and Bull McCabe's renditions of pastrami.

They also have matzo ball soup and chicken liver pate so this may be the closest thing we get to a Jewish deli in the Triangle. They also have corned beef, hot dogs, and various sides in the deli case. They were slammed at lunch but the line moved along at a steady pace. I'm guessing they have seating for around 20-24 people so getting to sit down to eat isn't guaranteed although we got "lucky."

This place is near my office so I see them taking my money on a regular basis.

Neal's Deli,
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