Sausage Deli Moves to New Building
A UA staple for over 35 years, The Sausage Deli has moved into their new building, right around the corner from the old one at 754 E. Grant Road. "The new space offers a fresh look, more space for seating and a larger patio without moving too far away," says the owner Chris Fanelli. The demolition began on the old building on Feb. 18 and they will be selling bricks of the old place in the near future. Keep an eye on their website (www.sausagedeli.com) for the sale announcement. A portion of the proceeds will go to a "to be announced" charity. Hours at the "new" Sausage Deli are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Ari Shapiro's Falora Pizza Is Open
Rounding out his focused concepts of Xoom and Sparkroot, Falora is now open at 3000 E. Broadway in the Broadway Village Shopping center. Speaking with Shapiro, he spoke of staying small (Falora checks in only 1,000 square feet) and executing meals the best he can. He also spoke of keeping his offerings narrow and selective to allow concentrating on quality over quantity and finding a balance between pushing forward while maintaining simplicity. Looking at the barely-over-a-page-long menu confirms this philosophy of simple yet new. Check out the menu at their currently sparse website, falora.com.
Diablo Burger Speaking to Local Brewers
When I heard that the guys bringing us the trio of Diablo Burger, The Good Oak Bar and Proper to downtown were talking to local breweries to stock their taps, I fell even more in love with these guys. They already have the reputation and foresight for using local produce and meats, which I think is awesome, but extending that to booze just makes me giddy with excitement. I can't wait to have these places bring their "A game" to Downtown.
New Mexican Street Food Place to "Open Soon"
I stopped by Calle Tepa Mexican Street Grill at 6151 E. Broadway which has a "coming soon" sign in the window. The gentleman fixing up the place inside informed me that this is a concept by Emma Vera, of Guadalajara Original Grill on Prince, and her son, highlighting a variety of Mexican street foods. Fresh tortillas will be made in the open kitchen and the establishment will also feature a salsa bar and an upright rotisserie, for such things as pork al pastor. No word yet on when they plan on opening.