Sad news on the sandwich front. The Deli Zone franchise at 955 Lincoln, my favorite local sammie joint, has closed for "economic reasons," according to a handmade sign on the front door that was addressed to "loyal customers" (me).
I reviewed Deli Zone's Chrysler Building (pastrami, Swiss cheese and mustard on marble rye) in the September 25 edition of Our Weekly Bread. But I could have easily highlighted any one of a number of other great sandwiches, including its near-perfect meatball, the F-Train (grilled steak, mushrooms, onions, Provolone, lettuce, tomato, mayo and hot sauce) or the Rockefeller (turkey, pastrami, Swiss cheese, pickles, tomatoes and Dijonaisse).
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Restaurants come and go in the troubled Beauvallon building, but I'd hoped that Deli Zone would stay put. Rod Feiner, a Brooklyn native and one of the founders and owners of the Deli Zone chain, which has eleven locations in the Denver and Boulder areas, says the franchisee there ran a great store, but simply couldn't make the place work financially. - Jonathan Shikes