When Saint Anthony of Padua passed in 1231, his tongue was placed in a reliquary, awaiting the day when it could be jump-started back to life to enjoy a good tarragon chicken-salad sandwich. Today’s Groupon will have your still-connected tongue wagging as well as Saint Anthony’s: for $10, you get $25 worth of NYC deli sandwiches, salads, and more at Druthers Cafe & Catering. This Groupon is good for dine-in, carryout, or delivery at both of Druthers’ downtown and Fredericksburg Road locations (delivery is free within three miles).
Everything’s bigger in Texas, and, as Druthers proves, sometimes fresher, healthier, and made-from-scratchier. Family owned and operated, Druthers gets its name from serving its customers homemade gourmet sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads, and desserts made with fresh fruit, verdant vegetables, and bacon straight off the vine. Recently, the eatery rolled out a fresh line of feastables—the NYC deli sandwiches—which boast a full pound of seasoned, roasted, and smoked meat shuffled up between fresh baked, preservative-free breads. Slip on a grainy pair of meat-mitts and hang a fang on NYC deli style sandwiches such as the Big Apple Rueben, which features a pound of corned beef laying beneath melted swiss, 1000 island dressing, and saurkraut ($12.99). The tarragon chicken salad ($6.99-$7.29) uses the sweet French herb to punch up the poultry-based classic, while an assortment of desserts includes a brownie ($1.50) that deserves more than a few merit badges and a lemon bar ($1.50) packed with more citrus than a Floridian clown car.
Druthers’ bistro, downtown near the River Walk, mostly offers the same items as the Fredericksburg Road location. Both locations now serve breakfast between 7:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and offer morning staples such as pastries, bagels, and breakfast sandwiches.
Druthers Cafe and Catering
Preparing colorful cuisine from around the world during breakfast, lunch, and catered events, the chefs at Druthers Cafe and Catering have made it their mission to be multifaceted in the kitchen. In a classic deli environment, staff behind the walk-up counter take orders for half-pound burgers made with hand-formed patties as well as waffle sandwiches, gourmet salads, or omelets. Patrons may also sip on iced coffee drinks, lattes, and cappuccinos served from the coffee bar.