If you'd like to impress a luncheon date for either business, pleasure, or over the holiday vacay, try The New Deli, an MU Tiger-inspired delicatessen next to the Hilton Garden Inn and Menards Home Improvement Center off Vandiver Drive.
For busy lunchers, the new and relatively undiscovered restaurant offers fast service, good eats, and reasonable prices in a clean, bright, and inviting environment. With over a dozen subs and sandwiches for just $6.25, the New Deli offers new interpretations of old favorites. I've had the lamb and feta sandwich -- grilled lamb, red onion, tzatziki sauce, and feta cheese on a fresh, warm tomato basil flatbread; and the Greek Chicken sandwich -- my New Deli fave.
A combination of spicy and sweet, the Greek Chicken features spicy sauteed chicken with a semi-sweet cucumber sauce, bell peppers, red onions, sundried tomatoes, kalamata olives, and three cheeses on a spicy ciabatta role.
A friend raved about the Salmon BLT -- a sauteed Norwegian salmon filet on a ciabatta role with mustard caper sauce and the BLT usuals -- bacon, lettuce, and tomato.
The New Deli also offers box lunches and sandwich trays for the entire office.
Check The New Deli out at 3200 Vandiver Drive, Suite 10A, 573-442-2200
Or online at www.newdelicolumbia.com