Before bread, sandwiches were haphazardly supported by two hands high-fiving. Enjoy handheld edibles without holding hands with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of gourmet sandwiches and deli fare at City Grocery in East Hill. This Groupon is not valid for grocery items.
Originally built in 1955 as a full-service grocery, City Grocery has evolved into a gourmet deli and wine shop that indulges appetites with a menu of fresh deli fare, homemade soups, and signature sandwiches piled high with Boar’s Head meats and cheeses. Like a mountain lion in a hardware store, the 12th Ave melt commands attention, arriving at tables topped with thinly sliced round of beef, havarti cheese, and horseradish sauce ($5.25 for a half; $7.99 for a whole), and the Boss Hog corrals troublemaking taste buds into a cell of french bread with an enticing entrapment of pulled pork and cheddar cheese ($5.25 for a half; $8.99 for a whole). City Grocery also crafts homemade soups such as Crawfish Julie ($5.99 for a cup; $8.88 for a bowl) and salads such as the chicken salad, which nestles homemade chicken salad on a bed of greens with pillows of tomatoes and a choice of dressing ($6.99). City Grocery facilitates on-site feasting with a roomy dining area equipped with colorfully clothed tables, but diners on the go can opt for carryout to keep themselves from getting hungry in the car or while arguing with a fire hydrant.