Carbone's Italian Sausage Deli, in photos

For my review in this week's Westword, I stopped by an old northwest Denver Italian institution, eating excellent take-away sandwiches at Carbone's Italian Sausage Deli. The shop doubles as a market, selling all kinds of Italian imports in addition to housemade sausages, which patrons can buy by the foot. And during my visits, I was just as charmed by my interactions with Rosa Lonardo, the woman who's owned the shop with her husband, Nick, for the last 37 years.

To go with the review, here are photos of what they've created in that sliver of space on 38th Avenue.

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
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