As I write about Dickadee’s, my stomach is craving the warm smells of the crisp green interior of a sunny little neighborhood deli near Myers Park in Charlotte, North Carolina. Growing up, I used to marvel at the clean cases of deli meats and cheeses, as well as a prank list of important phone numbers, like the President of the United States “direct” line, that was posted by the register. The bright A.L. Brown root beers and cream sodas always made me feel a bit like I was in a foreign land; there aren’t many authentic delis in the south, and DIckadee’s is even kosher – try the kosher deli dog and see if you don’t daydream about it all day (that is my absolute favorite and standby order – and always, always, always get the chips; they are fantastic!). The Monte Cristo sandwich (go for it and get the side of maple syrup) is delicious, and the dagwoods (my favorite is the Bobcat – marinara and cheese and meatballs, nom) are huge. There are plenty of veggie options at Dickadee’s, and you can pretty much craft your own wrap or sandwich if you’re clever. The people at Dickadee’s are really friendly, and the restaurant’s outdoor patio is a perfect place to watch the young professionals of Charlotte whizzing by on a sunny afternoon.
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