four corners of the earth deli

looking for a deli off the beaten path? something different?

then, this is the place for you.

i walked down a couple steps into the deli and was greeted by the owner, smiling away, making a sandwich for someone else. i watched, i listened, i looked at the board. there was a nice sitting area comfy couch, loads of cute little knick knacks and walls full of art. lots to take in.

vermont turkey vs. iranian turkey?

i guess i must look pretty boring because he suggested vermont turkey for me. don’t get me wrong, the sandwich was delicious – toasted with turkey, cheddar, lettuce and tomatoes – but maybe i need a little more spice in my life.

( note to self: override and order iranian turkey next time.)

let me explain the toasting – there is one two sided griddle-like machine and every sandwich goes through there with an alu sheet on the top and the bottom. the result is perfect – but it takes time to get that perfection.

oh – they only take cash. but get this: a young woman ordered her sandwich, had a drink and chocolate chip cookie in hand as she passed over her amex card to the cashier. ahh cash only. do you have an atm? no. should i go get some money and come back?

no, the owner replied. enjoy your lunch and THEN go get some money to pay.

now, how often does that happen in today’s world? almost never.

you’ll find the four corners of the earth deli on your left past conant metal and light as you head south out of burlington on pine street.

make sure you ask the owner about the painting on the wall of him and the pigs.

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