Brothers Andrew and David Marx are just about ready to open Drew's Deli at 988 Lincoln Street in the former home of Spicy Pickle. The signage outside the place has been promising as such for weeks, as has the restaurant's voicemail. But inevitable inspections have delayed things a bit according to the Marx brothers, who were covered in paint and jamming to tunes when we stopped by today.
"We can't wait to open up and get to know our neighbors," said David. "This is a great location and we have a killer menu that we're really excited about."
David represents the business and marketing side of the restaurant, while Andrew will oversee the kitchen, something he's had plenty of experience with at Jimmy & Drew's in Boulder, which has managed to earn national accolades for its sandwiches since opening in 2006. (That spot will soon change its name to Drew's to match Andrew's Denver project.)
The menu isn't available on the website yet, but the brothers promise an extensive board featuring classic deli fare, signature sandwiches and salads. Andrew and David hope to be open by next week and have plans to deliver to the surrounding area and cater for private events. Call the deli at 303-832-7999 for more updates.
Two other sandwich shops recently opened across the street in the Beauvallon building, DiFranco's and Attivo Pizza & Subs.
Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.