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Jan 25, 2013 02:04 PM

New Deli proposed for East Arlington

Just heard the news:

I'm hoping they use quality ingredients, locally sourced products (e.g. Iggy's Bread or their own, Verrill Farm produce), and have good seating with Wifi!

My favorite sandwich shop in on Martha's Vineyard (they make their own bread) is Humphrey's.... just dreaming that something similar will open here!

Keeping my fingers crossed

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  1. If that Arlington Patch post was submitted at 2:50pm today, the CH openings thread beat it. :-)

    1. That would be fantastic! There are lots of sub shops in Arlington, so I hope this deli has a slightly different twist.

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      1. re: Swankalicious

        What non pizza sub shops are in Arlington?

        1. re: Unfoodie

          Yeah, that's what I mean -- mainly pizza shops that sell subs. There is also D'Agostino's Deli for subs, and A&A as well!

          1. re: Unfoodie

            Boyle's Market is another that is primarily subs and as far as I know no pizza (although they have daily American and Italian hot specials). They also have a small selection of decent quality Italian cold cuts -- not the wider selection of Maria's over the line in Somerville before it got damaged in the fire, but probably the best around. I started to write up some of the places I have shopped in the general area when replying above, but never got finished.

            The sign at Anthony's definitely suggested it would be a market, not just a sub shop and its a pretty large space. I also was assuming that it would probably have a Greek bent, but that could mean a few things.

            1. re: itaunas

              Ok, now dreaming of a Dave's Fresh Pasta kinda place!

        2. This place needs help. I've been a handful of times and always receive a different quality sub depending on who's working. First visit I got a steak and cheese and it was either way too greasy or I wasn't hungover enough to enjoy it. Second visit same order but it had no grease and seemed like it my have been reheated or something. I remember an older man with grey hair working the counter at that time. Then I got an awesome chicken parm. My last visit was a few month back when said older guy was working and *red flag* asked if I wanted my pastrami sandwich cold or hot. I asked for hot and about 4 min later he arrived for the back with my sub. I soon discover it had simply been microwaved, the cheese hadn't melted and was cold on this inside. I hope they burn down.

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          1. re: Unfoodie

            The Italian subs are good enough to keep me going back.

            1. re: rknrll

              I’ve had some sandwiches there and they are pretty good, certainly when compared with some other places in the area. Their braided rolls are very good, but sometimes too big for me for lunch. You can get a sandwich made on sandwich bread, but they charge the same as if was on a sub roll or braided roll, which doesn’t seem right since the sandwich is smaller. Shouldn’t a “deli” have price list for sandwiches on rye and such?