Foodography: James Mazzio opens Red Star Deli in the Icehouse

Lori Midson
By noon, there was a line slinking out the door of Red Star Deli, James Mazzio's new sandwich shop that opened at 6 a.m. yesterday inside the Icehouse, 1801 Wynkoop Street, which is also home to Studio F, a behemoth space complete with a state-of-the-art professional kitchen that Mazzio will use, starting in April, for monthly pop-up dinners and cooking classes. "We had about forty people come in yesterday for sandwiches, which was about 35 more than I expected," says Mazzio. "We thought it would be relatively slow, but the lunch hour kicked my ass into gear."

The deli, open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., pimps an impressive selection of fresh salads and hot and cold sandwiches, all of which are bolstered by high-quality ingredients and chef-made dressings and sauces. "They're inspired by the sandwiches I had during my childhood, growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia," says Mazzio. These, he insists, are "the real deal -- authentic sandwiches that you want to rub all over your face."

I stopped by Red Star Deli yesterday, during the lunch crush, and while I refrained from smearing curried chicken salad all over my face, I did get to taste several of Mazzio's sandwiches, all of which were worthy of a return visit. Herewith, the photos of the feast.

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Red Star Deli - CLOSED

1801 Wynkoop St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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He should open the deli on Saturdays for Rockies day games.

Christopher Cina
Christopher Cina

Looking forward to seeing James kickin' ass and making me some lunch!


it closed the end of december and is now Studio F and Red Star Deli


12/31/2011, Purchased by Studio F, LLC.  The Red Star Deli took over 2/8/2012...

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