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Nellie's Deli -- Sarasota (Terrible)

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irwin Nov 26, 2011 01:08 PM

The worst sandwich I had in years. It should of been called a bread sandwich, because I almost could not find the meat......Like 5-slices of very thin salami between two pieces of bread. Disgraceful. Sorry I went there....'

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    Mother of four RE: irwin Nov 26, 2011 02:16 PM

    I thought that it was a Sarasota landmark! ;). I'm afraid that I have never been there, not much desire.

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      il davis RE: irwin Nov 27, 2011 07:59 AM

      Pastrami shop off Clark not great but much, much better than Nellie's. In fact no comparison.

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        Mother of four RE: il davis Nov 27, 2011 02:23 PM

        Gone, went by there yesterday the store is empty . I had a feeling that it wouldn't last.

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          irwin RE: Mother of four Nov 28, 2011 06:59 AM

          Funny--I had the same feeling last year when I went there for lunch, and felt it would only take a little time for its demise.....I think his intentions were good, his product was acceptable, but his business sense was lacking a great deal.
          He needed to offer something that was not available elsewhere, such as a bowl of pickles on each table. After all, he was in the rear and needed to draw people, which he had no idea how to do..........

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            Mother of four RE: irwin Nov 28, 2011 05:18 PM

            Totally agree, and those were the exact sentiments of others that went there. People that go into any business for the first time really need to get a lot of advice before they invest time and money into a business, which obviously he didn't. Location was not ideal either.
            How about joining us at OLL on the 17th of Dec. to meet the other CH from the Sarasota area???? I would love to meet you.

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              irwin RE: Mother of four Nov 29, 2011 05:52 AM

              What time r u meeting.

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                Mother of four RE: irwin Nov 29, 2011 01:17 PM

                12PM at OLL. So far three for sure. Anyone else in the area is more then welcome.

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                  irwin RE: Mother of four Nov 29, 2011 07:59 PM

                  would love to meet you all.....
                  December 17th
                  OLL -- Gulf Gate
                  12 noon
                  Irwin

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                    Mother of four RE: irwin Nov 30, 2011 09:05 AM

                    Great, see you then.

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        christinet. RE: irwin Nov 30, 2011 09:46 AM

        Has anyone tried Michelles Brown Bag? I read a nice review about her sandwiches. Although, now that I think about it I read a couple of positive reviews of Nellie's also!

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          irwin RE: christinet. Nov 30, 2011 12:34 PM

          She is from Maine where I am from, so the food must be good.....
          Irwin

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            OH2FL RE: christinet. Dec 4, 2011 05:28 AM

            VERY good. Try the DeSoto!

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              irwin RE: OH2FL Dec 4, 2011 01:51 PM

              Where is the DeSoto ?

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                OH2FL RE: irwin Dec 4, 2011 02:50 PM

                DeSoto is one of the sammich's @ the Brown Bag!

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                  christinet. RE: OH2FL Dec 4, 2011 05:49 PM

                  Thanks! Now I'll check it out.

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