Don't dilly dally
Downtown's newest eatery offers tasty sandwiches and more.
Elliot Nelson has done it again. His charming Dilly Deli, 402 E. Second St., is packing in the downtown lunch crowd.
The menu features hot and cold sandwiches with unique names — I feasted on the “Dragoo,” a grilled pastrami and Swiss on marble rye with mustard ($9.50 with your choice of a side), but was intrigued by the “Mondy,” grilled chicken, peanut butter, bean sprouts, cilantro and chili sauce ($8.50). Dilly Deli also features soups and salads and house-made cakes, including mile-high carrot, German chocolate and a chocolate cake full of Guinness. The eatery also ships in a ginormous cheesecake from the famed Carnegie Deli in New York City.
Stop in for happy hour, for the Dilly Deli serves beer and wine and boasts shuffleboard and bocce ball on the huge patio — a great way to unwind after a hard day’s work. And don’t worry about finishing that bocce game before closing — the staff swears they will keep the restaurant open if the weather is nice!
Dilly Deli is open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday; 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday; and 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday. Call 938-6382 for more information.