FEATURED BUSINESS - JANUARY, 2009
BLUES CITY DELI
When Two Cents Plain closed in Downtown St. Louis, I bemoaned the loss of one of the last old time delis. However, there is a new sheriff in town and his name is Vince Valenza. On most days, you will find him at the counter of his Blues City Deli (2438 McNair) in the Benton Park neighborhood. If you visit more than once, this hands-on owner will likely welcome you by name.
While the quality of his fare reminds me of the great East coast delis, he has taken the deli to a new level by combining two of his passions - great food and blues music - to create a unique establishment that pays homage to the blues greats who have visited or called St. Louis home over the years. With blues memorablia adorning the walls and blues music filtering throughout the deli, it is a must see for those who enjoy the blues and are looking for a change of pace. When you visit, you will be reminded of the great blues heritage that St. Louis shares with other towns like Memphis, Chicago or New Orleans. This storefront deli also serves as a venue for live music on Thursday nights and Saturday afternoons.
Admittedly, I have not experienced the live music at Blues City Deli. I go there for three reasons - 20 great sandwiches, eclectic decor paying homage to the blues greats, and friendly service that only comes from an on-site owner. Often, we judge our neighborhoods by the character of their restaurants - particularly delis and coffee shops - where people live. By all respects, Benton Park has arrived as one of the great City neighborhoods to live and work.
When it comes to delis, Blues City Deli ranks at the top of my list. For more information on Blues City Deli, their menu or their live music schedule, visit their website at www.bluescitydeli.com.
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