Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Davis Edition: Big Belly Deli

Big Belly DeliThe Davis/Thomas area has a lot of really great restaurants, but I learned of a new one on the most recent 101 Most Unique Places to Dine in WV list, which was released by the Division of Tourism.

Big Belly Deli
Big Belly Deli, located in Davis, opened in 2013 dishing out hot pastrami sandwiches, and other sandwiches made with a variety of cold cuts and deli cheeses.

Big Belly DeliParking is available along the main street. I walked in to see the large counter full of meats, cheeses and sides. Looking through the menu, I found the "fan favs" section, which, as you can guess, are their most popular items. "The Girl's Dream" caught my eye with turkey served warm with Swiss cheese, grilled onions and house chipotle aioli on a bun.

Big Belly DeliThe woman behind the counter was friendly - a bit spunky - but welcoming. There wasn't really seating available when I went here in the evening, but I've read that during the day they use the neighboring restaurant's seating. That's a pretty cool local biz deal.

Big Belly DeliIt's quaint, it's basic, and it's straightforward - just how you'd want a deli to be. After a few minutes, my finely crafted deli sandwich was ready to go. I paid, took it back to the car and let the smell of warm, oven-roasted turkey and sweet red onions overtake the space.

Big Belly DeliI didn't have high expectations for a deli sandwich, but this was very, very good. It is packed full of deli slices, grilled onion and the sweet/smoky sauce pulled it all together. It was a really satisfying meal. I also had potato salad, a cookie and a pickle spear to accompany it. Chocolate chip cookies aren't my favorite, but I liked the potato salad and the pickle. Really, a solid meal when you just want a good grilled sandwich. Yet another great addition to this small community.

Big Belly DeliGrade: A
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