Quinoa, Occasions and Rocky Horror theatre

With the additions to our new menu, we find we get a lot of comments about our quinoa salad. They are usually one of two. A lot of people love quinoa and tell us how much they love the salad. However, there are a lot of people who aren’t familiar with quinoa — or even how it’s pronounced (“keen – wah”).

Quinoa is a grain-like crop grown for its seeds, which are edible. It has a long history as a food source and it’s known for a number of valuable properties. We wrote a bit about in last April when we posted a recipe for quinoa wraps. If you haven’t tried quinoa yet, drop by and give our salad a try. We think you’ll love it too.

Tonight might be a good time, especially if you’re headed to The Rocky Horror Show at the Imperial. The Saint John Theatre company provided us tickets and we gave them away earlier this week to Dan Wheaton (@captainwheaton). We’re not sure how Dan dressed for the show, but if you plan to go tonight and intend to dress for the show (in Rocky Horror style), we would love to see you.

Finally, in the flurry of activity here at the Deli we completely neglected mentioning we are the Restaurant Spotlight in the fall issue of Occasions, the NB Liquor magazine that is available free in all their outlets. If you haven’t seen it already, pick it up the next time you pick up a bottle of wine. You can read about us and also get the usual great recipes Occasions always has.

And that’s our little bit of house-keeping so we can catch up! We’d love to see you today or tonight, over the weekend or any time at all. And let us know what you think of quinoa, Rocky Horror or the piece in Occasions.



We have a new menu

Yes, we finally have our new menu, which is not so much new as updated. We’ve added a few new things and removed the odd item.

One of the items we’ve added that we’re pretty happy about is our Quiona Salad (keen-wah) – ancient grain salad with ginger, honey, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, cilantro and chili flakes. That is one of the salads we have available. We’ve also added a Charcuterie Board to our appetizers. And that would be genoa salami, sausage, chicken liver pate mousse, caper berries, Deli mustard and Montreal light rye bread.

Under our specialty sandwiches you’ll now see the Uptown Big Beef Bad Boy and in the Deli Delight Sandwiches you’ll see the Mediterranean, Italian Meatball and Italian Cold Cut.

Of course, you’ll still see the popular ones like the Original Montreal Style Smoked Meat, Triple Decker Grilled Cheese and Deli Meatloaf sandwiches.

Please let us know what you think of the new menu and if you have ideas about items we should have at the Deli, please share with us.

We hope you like the menu!