Drew’s Denver Deli is pretty amazing

I’m lucky enough to live near a range of restaurants, and even luckier that some of them are pretty good! Drew’s Denver Deli just opened up about a month or two ago, and is conveniently about 3 blocks away from where I live. And thusly, my new hobby is throwing dollars at them!

flatiron

This would be the flatiron sandwich, with beef brisket, cheddar, carmelized onion, and horseradish sauce, along with everything else you see there. So first off – actual lettuce leafs! Like, romaine lettuce! None of this iceberg crap. The horseradish really brought this sandwich together for me, gave the sandwich a nice kick that balanced out the sweetness of the onions quite nicely.

potato pancakes and corned beef

I had to try this one for the sheer strangeness of it. Titled “Jimmy’s Favorite”, it’s a massive blob of corned beef, with swiss cheese, 1000 Island dressing and sauerkraut, with potato pancakes instead of bread. So, a reuben with potatoes. It was a tad salty, though this was mostly due to the immense volume of corned beef on this sandwich. I’m not normally a sauerkraut person, but with this combination of ingredients it seemed to work out quite well. I definitely am a fan of using giant flappy potato disks as bread, and would love to try more sandwiches that make use of said giant flappy potato disks. They’ve also got a turkey version as well as a falafel version, so this may indeed happen for me.

turkey sandwich

And, as I work my way through the menu at Drew’s Denver Deli, the turkey sandwich will likely be the only sandwich that Chris ever gets. It’s pretty good though, based on the bite I had!

Anyhow, stay tuned for next week or whenever I remember to post next, whereupon I’ll talk about my recent attempts at making pumpkin soup!

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