Our Annual SPCA Christmas Eve Day

Storm and John

Storm and John (John Mallory Fitness) remind us that a happy dog is an adopted dog and without the Saint John SPCA Animal Rescue animals like him would be without a friend.

It’s Christmas Eve day (24th), and we’re doing our annual thing (maybe our seventh year): Have a few friends and regular customers volunteer to be our servers as we give our staff some time off. They’re on the floor now till 3:00.

AND as they give serving a try, we’ll donate ALL the tips to one of our favourite charities — The Saint John SPCA Animal Rescue — fabulous people doing wonderful work. Our owner Liz and her husband John are big SPCA supporters, as is owner Gord, who has made significant donations to the cause.

Liz and John have made adoptions over the last few years: Whiskers (a cat), their beautiful dogs, Storm and Bear. They are hugely grateful for the work the SPCA does, their dedicated staff, the enthusiastic volunteers and everyone in Saint John that has adopted and given an animal a home. Kudos to everyone!

We hope we can send something their way today through the tips and donations. If you’re in the Uptown, drop in for a bite or just to say hello. Any donation you care to make will be gratefully accepted and keep in mind, any tip you give goes to the Saint John SPCA Animal Rescue.

We hope to see you!

Storm

Storm

Bear

Bear

Out of This World – Burger Week at Urban Deli

Burger Week 2016 — May 2 to May 7

Burger Week May 2 to 7 #1

Your taste buds need a little attention? Empty stomach?

Our Burger Week is an ode to our outgoing Mayor Mel Norton, who is a big Star Wars fan AND we are a fan of his! And so…In a galaxy not so very far away (68 King St. in the Uptown, to be exact)…

The Chewbacca Burger:

Restored freedom to the Galaxy
($14 and comes with a side choice)

  • two beef patties
  • fried bologna
  • cheddar cheese
  • bacon marmelatta, lettuce, tomato
  • pickled jalapenos

The Yoda Burger:

Known to bring balance
($14 and comes with a side choice)

  • two beef patties
  • swiss cheese
  • cheddar cheese
  • crispy bits of onion ring
  • bacon, lettuce, tomato (BLT)
  • mayo
  • pickles
  • olive garnish

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Loads of April Yuks Coming to Saint John

If you thought April laughs were restricted to April Fool’s Day, you would have thought wrong. Bigger laughs are on the way April 27th when Yuk Yuk’s On Tour Stand Up Comedy comes to Saint John.

It will be at the Trade and Convention Centre, in the Marco Polo Room, and it’s set to go April 27th at 7:00pm. Admission is $16. The MC will be Halifax’s Catherine Robertson and the acts include two guys from the Halifax ComedyFest 2016, beginning with John Cullen (sometimes known as ‘the curling comic’) and the headliner, Jean Paul (“Saving the world — one joke at a time.”)

You need to be 19+: this is uncensored comedy (and discretion is advised). Real comedy is not for the faint of heart. 🙂 It’s for those who really like to laugh.

For tickets and more information, you can call 608-2568.

This is a great way to support comedy and to support Yuk Yuk’s newest comedy venue coming to our Uptown in September.

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OpportunitiesNB Rolling Out Something New

Logo for OpportunitiesNBWe have our St. Patrick’s Day lined up, thanks to OpportunitiesNB. They will be at the Diamond Jubilee Cruise Terminal on Water Street, 11:00am March 17, for the launch of an exciting new initiative.

It promises to be a great information session. We’ll be catering and are definitely excited to be there to see what they will be rolling out. OpportunitiesNB is an important part of New Brunswick as “…the first point of contact for local and foreign businesses looking to grow, expand or locate.”

We look forward to catering this one as we incorporate some locally sourced ingredients — always a plus — and hearing what about what OpportunitiesNB is launching!

And it will be a great way to get St. Pat’s Day underway! 😉

 

Our Annual SPCA Christmas Eve Day Event

From our 2014 annual SPCA event

From a previous year’s event, our SPCA day at the Deli.

On Thursday, Christmas Eve day (24th), Urban Deli is going to do what we do every year (we think it’s our sixth year): Have a few friends and regular customers volunteer to be our servers as we give our staff some time off. They’ll be on the floor starting at 11:30am until we close at 3:00.

AND as they give serving a try, we’ll also donate ALL the tips to one of our favourite charities — The Saint John SPCA Animal Rescue. They’re great people doing wonderful work. Our owner Liz and her husband John are big SPCA supporters, as is owner Gord, who has made significant donations to the cause.

Liz and John have adopted a cat (Whiskers) and two beautiful dogs, Storm and Bear. They are tremendously grateful for the work the SPCA does, their dedicated staff, the enthusiastic volunteers and everyone in Saint John that has adopted and given an animal a home. Kudos to all of you!

Thursday we hope we can send something their way through the tips, from our opening at 11:30am to close at 3:00pm.

If you’re in the Uptown Thursday, drop in for a bite or just to say hello. Any donation you care to make will be gratefully accepted and keep in mind, any tip you give goes to the Saint John SPCA Animal Rescue.

We hope to see you!

One last thing…For our holiday hours, please see our hours page. Oh, and here are Liz and John’s adoptees:

Storm

Storm

Bear

Bear

Whiskers, adopted from the Saint John SPCA a couple of years ago.

Whiskers

Deli Man and the Jewish Film Festival 2015

We’re thrilled to be a sponsor at the upcoming Saint John Jewish Film Festival 2015! And we have a perfect movie to sponsor: Deli Man.

Logo for the movie Deli Man.

It’s the Gala Opening Film and Reception and we’ll have bite sized Pastrami Sandwiches for all guests after the movie that night (with dill pickle!). It will be held at the Mary Oland Theatre, New Brunswick Museum.

The date is October 17th for the Gala Opening with the festival running October 18 to 22. You’ll find details on the films to be shown at Discover Saint John. Or have a look at the festival’s poster (.JPG image).

Deli Man should be a great movie. The movie’s site refers to it as, “A freshly made documentary by Erik Greenberg Anjou.” And we love how they speak about deli:

“More than 160 years of tradition served up by the Jewish deli owners, operators and fanatics who are keeping hot pastrami hot – and a culinary must. Just don’t tell your cardiologist.”

One last thing, you can learn about the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum. Their web site says of the Museum, “Its primary role is to collect, preserve and display the history of the Jewish community of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. Visitors are welcomed from around the world.  In addition to exhibits, the museum also has a research library and archives.”

We’re Open on Canada Day!

Kids enjoying Canada Day, 2010

Kids enjoying Canada Day, 2010

A Mari Usque Ad Mare (From Sea to Sea) … That’s our national motto and you know that there will be plenty to do across the country on our birthday and there will be loads to see and do here in Saint John.

And we’ll be open! So if you’re in the Uptown on Canada Day (July 1) and you begin to feel peckish, pay us a visit. We’re open during our regular hours, 11:30am to 3pm, and we’d love for you to join us.

And we’d love to hear any stories you care to share from your own experiences of this great, big, beautiful parcel of land we call home, Canada.

If you’re planning on the evening events Uptown, like the Boardwalk Entertainment that will be going till late in the evening or the dazzling fireworks at dusk, don’t go hungry! Our evening persona, Italian by Night, will also be open, beginning at 5pm.

It’s one of our favourite days of the year and we’d love see everyone in Saint John getting out and showing the rest of the country what Canada Day means in the city where so much of the nation’s history began.

Canada Day in Saint John