Guess where I'm eating a freezer bread sandwich and a weird salad?

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Lori Midson

Any deli worth its crust knows better than to serve a sandwich on bread that's just been pulled from the freezer, but that's exactly what I got at this decades-old deli that added insult to injury when the plate also came lobbed with a macaroni salad pelted with globs of a mysterious processed cheese that may or may not have been Velveeta.

Can you guess where I'm eating?

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46 comments
Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Shitty places are that much easier to shit on....Duh?!

Rosebud Cordier
Rosebud Cordier

Westword, when you post these types of guessing game questions, you could at least post the correct answer after 10 or 15 guesses. I don't have time to check back for correct answer, if you ever give one.

Michael564
Michael564

I realize that Westword needs to use social media to grab a larger audience, but why do we let them comment so much? Most of the comments are either vile filth (see Ms. McBain's post) or diatribes against what Westword brings to the publication table: a fresh unfettered, unbiased voice!
FB users, just shut up and stop complaining.  (It is ironic that people feel they can complain about a publication -- for complaining about the food at a local restaurant., which is one of the main focuses of said publication.)

heavydco
heavydco

As the person that guessed correctly I would like to chime in.....

I do not feel what Lori wrote in her description was in anyway "bashing" it was merely her point of view as a journalist.  I love the Old Fashion Italian Deli, and I am capable of trying the place for myself and making my own judgement.  I would hate to know that everyone on here is some kind of minion and only makes dining decisions based on Lori's columns.  We all have our own palette right?  I am fortunate enough to work within the restaurant industry and travel for my job, I have been to great food cities and do not rely on journalists reviews to drive my dinning decisions.  Also being a Denver native with the fortunes of traveling the world and eating a lot (hence my screen name) I take offense to all the people that say Denver does not have a dinning scene or identity of it's own.  Denver has it's own thing and that is good enough for me!  I encourage everyone to go try the Old Time Italian Deli and form your own opinion, good or bad. 



tony514
tony514

you know i  do my job with pride and passion .to spend my money on a slob resturant that will dissapoint me and possibly make me sick as a dog. if you can't cook great food what are you doing with a resturant ?that kinda shit should piss you all off .unless you are lazy and have no standards.

1mskeating
1mskeating

I'm with Jennie the Italian deli on Littleton Blvd right before Broadway with there torn seats and poor food.


Jennie Trujillo
Jennie Trujillo

The Italian deli just west of Broadway on littleton blvd.

Steve Santus
Steve Santus

Get it together, westword. Nobody likes the hating game, just stop

danicamarie
danicamarie

Zaidy's.  And I should get credit for first correct response since I spelled it right.  :)

Felicia McBain
Felicia McBain

That's what fell out of your sloppy crotch after the weekend?

Anthony Anrig
Anthony Anrig

According to that specific customer, sure. But did you yourself eat it and testify for it? An individual stating an opinion, but when you get into publications especially when you don't caveat it with that whole "this opinion does not represent blah blah insert publication's owners etc opinion" is where things get murky. When you go to a place and you see a best of Westword plaque on the wall most people immediately think/expect more from said eatery etc. That's called a preconceived notion. Now when you see/hear of the establishment mentioned in the article AFTER reading it that too is a preconceived notion which you can already see working based on other comments already made, obviously detracting from potential business. The difference is word of mouth from just anyone is one thing (hence my yelp reference) and you can peruse and make your own judgment henceforth.... HOWEVER; when a publication does the same thing it's reaching out to a much larger audience, putting the establishment on blast with a digital megaphone. Long story short I was under the impression that Westword is a publication geared towards Denver metro stuff highlighting what's new, fun, etc yada yada, not a platform to yell out "SUCH AND SUCH LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS SUCKS BUT INSTEAD OF BEING DIRECT ABOUT IT LETS SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN GUESS WHICH PLACE SUCKS, CONGRATULATIONS, YOU PICKED THE CORRECT SHITTY PLACE!" All while hurting potential business for other establishments guessed by other people because of other solicited negative preconceived notions. Can you see where I'm going with this? Is the author a recognized/known/respected food critic? Is that stated? Or is it just as worthless as the next "top ten hipster places in Denver" article written by Joe shmoe based off personal ungrounded, unsubstantiated biases? These types of articles in general (this one, the hipster articles among all the other bullshit) is no different than the same type of Buzzfeed bullshit user submitted buzzword articles generated for little more than a spike in web traffic. These kinds of things are journalism 101.

J.L. Benet
J.L. Benet

It's not defamation if it's true.

Beth Harris
Beth Harris

I don't know, but I don't want to eat there!

Anthony Anrig
Anthony Anrig

Leave the establishment bashing/defamation to Yelp. Quit acting like the NY Post, the last time I checked Rupert Murdoch hasn't bought out Westword (yet) so quit giving us the impression that it has been.

Tee Tay
Tee Tay

EW. why do you guys even go to shitty places? that food looks like you ate it and vomited back up before taking the picture.

James Brown
James Brown

Spicy pickle and the new stupid macaroni salad they give you with each meal instead of chips.

Jennifer Wilde
Jennifer Wilde

Uh oh... I guess we'll find out soon enough. That doesn't even LOOK appetizing. :\

djhamel23
djhamel23

Not good enough to have the title "Deli". Boo!

flk99
flk99

The Market at Larimer Square?

heavydco
heavydco

Old Fashion Italian Deli

Edevore
Edevore

FYI I work there and we would NEVER sell anything like that ever!!!

Bagwhan
Bagwhan

@EdevoreDon't take offense!  My first guess was actually what turned out to be the correct answer, but since that one was already taken, I had to take a stab at something. :-)

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