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Point Richmond deli blues...

ptrichmondmike | Apr 30, 2009 08:31 AM

Point Richmond is a beautiful place to live, and there are a few good places to eat out here. But alas, at those times that you just NEED a big deli fix...oy.

Until recently, I had to make do with the tasty but limited selection at Point Richmond Market -- six or seven excellent sandwiches and enough fresh Near Eastern grub to make up a "Mediterranean plate." But that's it.

Now, there's new deli action in Pt. Richmond. Down the street at The Spot convenience store they've always had a nice basic selection of pretty good hot dogs, Polish, Cajun etc. Now they have installed a deli...a really bad deli.

I admit that, once having tried a couple of items, I didn't go on to sample the various salads (pasta, bean etc.) on offer. What I have tasted are 1) the worst lasagna ever -- no one would ever guess this is an Italian dish, or that lasagna can be a succulent dream; dry and beyond bland, 2) the worst "barbecued" pork ribs ever -- fatty, tasteless and depressing, and 3) the worst "hot wings" ever -- slimy, greasy and foully-spiced...yuck!

I also tried a rotisserie half-chicken which was rather nice...but the rest of the meat preparations are not appealing.

The owner (who says he is doing the cooking here) is a nice Arab American guy, but he is swimming in unfamiliar waters in his food choices. Perhaps because the other deli has Middle Eastern stuff he decided not to go that route. But what a disappointment!

Poor me.

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