Deli meats are often cut thin, making them the ideal meal for hungry ATMs and carnivorous wallets. Enjoy sliced sustenance with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of deli fare at The Jewish Mother in Norfolk.
The Jewish Mother’s menu of hearty deli classics, recently lauded on the Food Network, appeases appetites from within a music venue that has played host to the likes of Dave Matthews and Ice Cube over the years. Munch through mornings with breakfast bites such as the Zelma’s Downfall omelet, punched up with asparagus and hollandaise sauce ($9.99), or Rica’s cheese blintzes, thin pancakes arriving with an entourage of sour cream and strawberry preserves ($5.99). Sandwich-wise, the Mother’s Son Reuben piles corned beef, sauerkraut, and genealogy charts on grilled rye ($10.99), and the T-Ford’s Beach Boy burger bridges two halves of rosemary panini bread with back-fin crabmeat and cheddar cheese ($10.99). Starters such as Mama Rachel’s potato latkes ($5.99) prepare taste buds for the arrival of main fare such as Mom’s meat loaf ($12.99), which, when paired with hearty whipped potatoes and brown gravy, provides ample fuel for lengthy sessions of gravity-bench-pressing.
The Jewish Mother Backstage
Since opening in 1974, The Jewish Mother Backstage has hosted the likes of Dave Matthews, Hootie & the Blowfish, and Ice Cube. But despite its famous visitors and the media frenzy surrounding Ice Cube's melting accident, the New York–style deli still maintains a neighborhood atmosphere. Local and regional music acts fill the stage with groovy tunes, and the menu of hearty comfort fare is rooted in tradition, inspired by the owner's own Jewish mother. More than a dozen delicatessen sandwiches boast family names such as the Mother's Son reuben and the Mother's Sailor Friend, a split knockwurst with gooey swiss cheese and pastrami. Aromas of meatloaf fill the eatery at dinner, and breakfast service sates guests' early-morning hunger and desire to crow onstage.