Monday, November 26, 2012
Eric Battite says the stuffed French toast is his favorite item on the menu.
The Real Deal Deli's owner Eric Battite dished out on his favorite dish at the popular deli on Centre Street, what it's like to own multiple restaurants, and announced his newest restaurant. Patch: What's your favorite item at The Real Deal Deli? Battite: All of the paninis. Recently we have switched the bread we use for those to a Rosemary/olive oil foccacia that is light and crispy on the outside and airy and soft in the middle. A great new addition to our bread line. But if I had to chose I would say The Cuban - my MVP. Patch: How has the Real Deal Deli changed through the years? Battite: We are always looking to improve on our quality and our customer service. We are starting to create seasonal items to keep our customers coming back…
Friday, March 30, 2012
The Real Deal Deli ran away with the sandwich competition getting more than 50% of the vote.
The Real Deal Deli ran away this week's Best of Patch Readers' Choice poll - asking what restaurant serves the best sandwich in West Roxbury? The Real Deal ate up 53 of the 102 total votes like one of the deli's filling sandwiches, and took home 51% of the vote. Coming in a distant second was the Corrib Pub with 12 total votes, or 11% of the vote; and Panera got 11 votes for 10% of the total vote. There will also several good write-in options, including Marino's and Gary's Liquors deli counter. So don't forget about those two places the next time you want a good sandwich. On Monday, the Patch Readers' Choice poll will ask you - where do you go in West Roxbury to have your taxes done in the last minute?
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Prices of burgers vary, and $1 of each burger sold will go to fund West Roxbury Main Streets' community revitalization efforts.
Coming to a restaurant near you for only two weeks - Burger Wars! Starting on March 5th, you will be able to eat nine tasty unique burgers while supporting West Roxbury Main Streets' community revitalization efforts. WRMS' Burger Wars features nine West Roxbury restaurants, which have created special burgers for the two-week contest that starts on Monday. The participating businesses are: West on Centre, Masona Grill, Rox Diner, DeNo's, West Roxbury Pub, Red-Eyed Pig, Porter Cafe, The Real Deal, and West Napoli Cafe. Prices will vary for burgers, but $1 of each burger sold will count as a vote for the burger and be donated to West Roxbury Main Streets' community revitalization efforts. All West Roxbury restaurants were invited to …
Saturday, August 27, 2011
The Real Deal's Mike Black shares one of his favorite salads. Try making it yourself and see how you compare to the pros.
"This is a great summer salad using local heirloom tomatoes, which are perfect this time of year. Also, this a great way to use up some of that basil that's taking over many home gardens as well. This slightly reinvented caprese salad uses a fresh basil vinaigrette in lue of the typical balsamic vinegar and oil," - Mike Black This recipe was written by Mike Black, The Real Deal Deli's general manger. For the salad: ½ pint local heirloom cherry tomatoes Fresh mozzarella sliced into 4 ¼” rounds then diced Baby greens/mesclun mix Fresh basil 4-6 leaves rolled and sliced Optional: add shaved red onion Make a bed of greens, top with whole or half cherry tomatoes, arrange diced mozzarella, dress with desired amount of basil vinaigrette and …