Thursday, February 22, 2007

Salivating for Sandwiches? You've Come to the Right Town.

Before we switch gears and delve further in to Cortland's music scene, I have an interesting question to pose. At least, I think it's interesting because I consider myself a connoisseur of soup and sandwiches. (I'm not sure if I've earned that title; but then again, I'm not really sure how one would earn such a title.) Which deli in downtown Cortland is better?

Personally, I'm a big fan of The Downtown Deli; however, today I had lunch at The M&D Deli on Central Avenue, and it was absolutely delicious. Of course, Cortland has a nice selection of places to enjoy lunch, but if you're a fan of the culinary artistry that goes in to putting meats, cheeses, veggies, and dressings in between two pieces of bread, I'd suggest one of the aforementioned locations.

The past few visits to each establishment I've ordered the exact same thing; I'm not sure why, but it's convenient now that I'll be pitting the deli's against each other. My lunch of choice: roast beef on a sub, and a cup of french-onion soup. I would have to say that I prefer the soup at The Downtown Deli, while I'd give a slight edge to M&D's sandwich.

Since each deli has much more choices than one soup and one sandwich, I'd like to see what everyone else thinks on the matter.


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Anonymous said...

My personal preference is M&D, hands down. They run a couple of different specials every day, and I always find at least one of them appealing. My favorite special there is the Deli Plate (I went to school in Rochester and sorely miss those garbage plates, of which M&D makes a pretty good rendition), and as far as everyday sandwiches I like the Hot Cappy.

As far as the Deli Downtown, I've only been there a couple times but on each occasion I found the sandwich sloppy and not very tasty. Given the similar prices, I'd have to recommend M&D every time.

While on the topic of places to go for lunch, don't overlook The Pita Gourmet, as their wraps make an excellent substitute for a traditional deli sandwich, and the rice pudding is great for a quick dessert.