Before bread, sandwiches were haphazardly supported by two hands high-fiving. Indulge in handheld eats with today's Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of deli fare at DownTown Deli in Mount Airy.
DownTown Deli's menu reads like a choose-your-own-adventure, letting sandwich raconteurs craft taste narratives from a bevy of meats, cheeses, breads, and veggies. Test the structural integrity of carb-containment centers with piles of fixins, such as black forest ham, homemade chicken salad, sharp cheddar, and homemade mozzarella ($6.25 for regular, $7.80 for large). Prefab favorites include the Kick'n Chicken—buffalo chicken-breast slices karate-chopping their way through buffalo and ranch sauce, provolone cheese, lettuce, and tomato, and trained by a wise ciabatta roll. DownTown Deli's fare-forgers smithy dinner entrees Wednesday–Saturday after 5 p.m., and dishes include the meatball penne pasta ($10.25, including drink), a legion of penne noodles buoying handcrafted meatballs and mozzarella in a sea of Old World–style marinara sauce.
Sharing a historic building with the Old North State Winery, DownTown Deli charms sandwich enthusiasts and history buffs with original floors and ceilings from 1880. Guests can test spectrometers or the courage of talking cartoon dogs at the deli, which is reportedly haunted, mainly by the ghosts of discarded bread crusts.
308 N Main St.
Mount Airy, North Carolina 27030Get Directions