New York Deli News Denver
Over spring break last week, we decided to check out a restaurant I had passed hundreds of times but never ate at, New York Deli News in Denver!
It is one of those CLASSIC, old-school delis with the good ole fashioned vinyl bouncy booth seats and awesome A-frame structure, incredible paneling and tile, and the overall vibe that you've stepped back in time to have a superb corn beef sandwich. I LOVED their little special touch of having crisp, tart dill spears in a bowl on their tables waiting for you when you sat. They were so GOOD! She brought us another round!
Surprisingly, the coffee was actually very good as well. Our waitress was so in tune with our little family's needs, but also cool as a cucumber herself, and very nonchalant and on top of things. She, like the diner, was a gem!
I was a teensy bit sad we MISSED the breakfast menu! Wahhh! It ends at 11 am, and we had JUST got there shortly after that... bummer! BUT, gives us a reason to go back again very soon. I WANT to try alllll their griddle stuff! So, we opted for the build-your-own style bagel and lox plate with potato salad, and the classic corned beef sandwich with cole slaw. The girls had mac-n-cheese and apple juice. I have to say, the girls were INCREDIBLE patrons this time around! We fed them well beforehand, and it had been awhile since we all ate out at sit down style restaurant, but they were just REALLY good girls. Momma was impressed. Remy sat by Baba and they played Tic, Tac, Toe on their little coloring sheet, I taught her that game ;), and Arlo happily colored and played with her new Little Mermaid play set we got a couple days earlier when we had visited the Easter Bunny at Park Meadows. I had also brought along some coloring books and activities and crayons in my bag, but we didn't need it!
The food was excellent! We were so full the entire day! In fact, that was the ONLY meal husband and I had that day, it was THAT filling, and we had enough mac-n-cheese leftover that the girls ate it for dinner.
We did take two trips to the ladies room, not sure if it was tiny toddler bladders, or the fact that they secretly wanted to check out that incredible Statue of Liberty and huge gum ball machine they have in their waiting area! Haha! Remy asked me what the book was that Liberty was holding, I answered, "It's the Declaration of Independence." You know those sort of answers where you say if with confidence but secretly, you are like crap, another thing I have to Google later to be 100%. And there was an older gentleman waiting nearby within ear shot, then after it left my lips I was so nervous he might have heard and I might be wrong, and looked like THAT mom who is a total bum at history... Anyway, would YOU know how to answer?! Jeopardy!
So it turns out, I am sort of correct. "The The Statue of Liberty is a figure of a robed woman representing Libertas, a Roman liberty goddess. She holds a torch above her head with her right hand, and in her lefthand carries a tabula ansata inscribed in Roman numerals with "JULY IV MDCCLXXVI" (July 4, 1776), the date of the U.S. Declaration of Independence." (Google search)
Of course can't pass the pastry refrigerator as many times as we did and NOT get something! We polished off the meal with a hunk of apple strudel, a la mode, and there wasn't a crumb left on the plate. This would be a very cute place to have coffee and dessert too!
After our midday meal, we planned to see a matinee at the $3 cinemas across the street. We tried to see Coco, but had to leave after about an hour in. Arlo was very restless, tough time of day, and also the movie, sorry for the fans, was a bit slow to get rolling. We were an hour in and they had just set up the storyline, which was confusing and odd for me as an adult, can't imagine how a three or four year old was processing it. The movie premise is built on the Mexican tradition of the Day of the Dead, but it was a little bit scary and dark for kids, in my opinion. Lots of skeletons and cemetery scenery. We might have been better off with Ferdinand down the hall. Anyway, the girls didn't miss anything. It was a long morning for everyone, so we snuck out, no problem.
After eating here, I heard about another Jewish deli/bagel place just a little bit further up the road from this place, so I'll have to put that one on my list to check out too.
Have a great weekend ahead everyone! Been gloomy around these parts this week. Not just the weather, but tough conversations, bad vibes, uncomfortable arguments... ugh....in a bad place there. I have some praying to do...