From Our Editors
The scent of freshly baked bread greets visitors as they enter Szmidt's Old World Deli, where cooks slow roast and brine meat in-house for high-stacked european sandwiches. Through the years, owner Darren Smith has experimented with reckless abandon in the kitchen, fine-tuning more than a dozen sandwich varieties and infrequently spilling mustard onto his lab coat. The signature Szmidt sandwich layers homemade pastrami with provolone cheese, caramelized onion, and crunchy dill pickles, while the Annie grilled cheese blends slices of cheddar, american, and provolone. The culinary master blends the new world with the old world as he fills the dough from his grandmother's pierogi recipe with buffalo chicken or melty chocolate-peanut-butter cups.