Like the earth, a sandwich is made of layers and gathers its strength from its meaty core, which pushes condiments toward the crust to erupt and bury fingers in deliciousness. Let rivers of mayo magma run with today's deal: for $4, you get $8 worth of sandwiches and drinks at Lee Street Deli in the East Campus area.
Lee Street Deli has lured college students and loyal locals to its underground sandwich sanctuary and corner store for more than eight decades. Rile up your nostalgia muscles and order a Frito pie ($2.50) off the historic deli's chalkboard menu, or delve further into the flaming penguin juicyburger ($1.85), a loose meat burger blazing with pepperjack cheese, Willies hot sauce, and jalapenos. The sandwich shop stays open until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, which allows you to cure pains of early morning hunger or haziness with a horsey ham and beef sandwich ($4.67) stacked high with ham, roast beef, cheddar cheese, onions, black olives, and horseradish. Tantalize taste buddies with the pepper turkey melt ($4.67) with pepperjack cheese, bacon, and honey mustard caressed in the arms of warm slices of sourdough.
Adorned with lava red paint and a black-and-white checkered floor, Lee Street Deli hocks souvenir T-shirts, mugs, and hats emblazoned with the deli's namesake. Dine indoors and share your digital stash of inappropriate mime memes with the laid back staff using free Wi-Fi, or chomp a juicyburger al fresco in the sandwich haven's outdoor seating area.
603 Lee St.
Columbia, Missouri 65201