Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sister's Deli

Address: 1098 W South Jordan Pkwy, Ste 110, South Jordan, UT 84095. 801.253.9973.

Review: Sister's Deli is a relatively new place about a block from my office. It's situated next to a Indian food store I sometimes frequent, so it seemed a natural for lunch.

First thing you notice upon entering is the record covers. They populate the walls, the ceiling, the joint. All the greats from the Beatles to 70s and 80s rock bands are represented. What's nice is they aren't just for show. Oh no, no, the proprietors play the records on request.

The next thing you notice is the proprietor is a friendly man from Buffalo, New York. While he's lost most of his NY accent, he still loves the place. In fact, he loves Buffalo so much he decided to transport one of its iconic sandwich (the beef on weck) to Utah.

Turns out the beef on weck is a roast beef sandwich served on a kummelweck roll (weck is, of course, short for kummelweck). It's the roll that makes this sandwich different from other roast beef sandwiches. The roll is topped with caraway seeds and pretzel salt. It's served with loads of sinus-scalding horseradish.

Hailing from Alaska, and having driven through Buffalo only twice, this was my first experience with the beef on weck. It was simple and good. There is nothing here that will blow you away, but roast beef and horseradish is a great combination. My beef was a tad dry, which decreased the pleasure factor a bit. All in all, not bad.

The sandwich came with a pepper salad. Spicy. Good flavor. Very colorful. It was came with a tomato-based spicy soup loaded with ground beef. Again, good flavor, although, again, nothing that will blow your mind.

In the end, Sister's Deli makes good, solid deli food. Definitely worth a lunch-time jaunt.

Rating: 6/10 (5/10 is average)

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  1. Beef on weck is sometimes served with a beef broth jus -- good for preventing the dry factor. I wonder if they offer their weck wet.

  2. Just ate there today. They made me the best Rueben sandwhich I have eaten to date. Seriously flawless. It's hidden back in the strip mall a bit but this place is gem, no question.