Philip said something in regard to his panini that I found very surprising. I am fairly certain that I have mentioned it before, but Philip loves brisket. LOVES it. On this day, however, he actually said he was glad that they didn’t have the brisket because he loved his panini so much. Normally, he likes paninis, but finds them to be a little bit greasy due to the oil or butter that they are usually coated with before being pressed. He said that this one was not greasy and did not seem to have any fat added to the outside, which he found to be a definite plus. The sandwich had thick slices of turkey and grilled vegetables (red pepper, onion, zucchini). I should have taken notes, because Philip couldn’t remember if it had cheese or not; if it did, it didn’t make much of an impression on him-but the sandwich itself definitely did.
Before we left, I introduced myself to Bruce and let him know I would be posting a blog about River Street Deli soon. He told me that they make everything from scratch-a definite plus in my book-and that next time I come on a Thursday I should come early, as the brisket sells out quickly. He also told me about a sandwich with roast beef and garlic aioli he had been experimenting with. Sounds like a winner to me! If you are looking for something fairly quick and absolutely delicious for lunch (or an early dinner) on the North Shore, definitely check out River Street Deli!
River Street Deli is located at 151 River Street, Chattanooga, TN 37405. You can call them at 423-756-3354, or check out their website or Facebook page. River Street Deli is open Monday-Friday, 10:30-4, Saturday, 10:30-5, and Sunday, 11-5. On some Fridays, they offer a reservations-only themed dinner, with seating starting at 6:30; find more details at the website. You can also find their menu here.