Deli Menu

The Special

August’s Deli Special is an Eggplant Sandwich! It’s Kalamata Olive-marinated Eggplant encrusted with Almonds and served on a freshly-baked French Roll topped with housemade Artichoke & Roasted Red Pepper Relish, Butter Lettuce, Red Onion and our special-recipe Balsamic Reduction!  Available in a whole or half, toasted-only, and only for the month of August! Vegan Friendly.

 

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Munchies

All of our “munchies” are of generous portions and can easily be shared with one, two or more people. You could even get a few different dishes and pass them around the table. That’s what we like to do!

  • Bruschetta
    Our very own tomato bruschetta house recipe, made fresh daily and garnished with Parmesan cheese. Served with seasoned crostinis.
    • $6.75
  • Baked Crab Dip
    Chunks of real crab claw meat mixed with pepper jack and Parmesan cheeses, a touch of seasoning & a dash of Sriracha chili sauce for a kick. Baked and served with seasoned crostinis and locally made El Matador tortilla chips.
    • $12.75
  • Chips & Salsa
    A medium heat, homemade salsa. Served with locally made El Matador tortilla chips.
    • Large: $6.25
    • Small: $3.25
  • Antipasto Platter
    A generous spread of sliced, cured meats and seasonal cheeses (sourced from The Cheese Lady here in Grand Rapids) served with our homemade olive tapenade, pepperoncinis & seasoned crostinis. Plenty to share indeed.
    • $14.25
  • Hummus & Tapenade
    Homemade hummus and olive tapenade served with seasoned pita chips.
    • $8.25
  • Cheesy Garlic Bread
    Toasted French bread slices drizzled in garlic-infused olive oil and topped with mozzarella and provolone cheese. Served with homemade marinara sauce.
    • $8.75
  • Beer Cheese Dip
    Our popular homemade beer cheese dip featuring smoked Gouda, cream cheese, chopped fresh garlic, red peppers, spinach and a blend of Centennial IPA & Pale Ale. Baked hot and served with seasoned crostinis and locally made El Matador tortilla chips.
    • $7.75
  • Chips & Guacamole
    Homemade guacamole with avocados, tomatoes, onions, peppers, cilantro, lime, garlic & a hint of cumin. Served with locally made El Matador tortilla chips.
    • Large: $8.25
    • Small: $5.25

Sandwiches

These sandwiches are hand crafted, just like our beer. Each one is made to order and during busy times, can take a while to prepare. If you’re in a huge hurry, running short on time or patience, you might want to try a local fast food joint. Otherwise, enjoy a beer, and we’ll let you know when your food is ready! All sandwiches are prepared toasted hot unless ordered cold and are served with a pickle spear. Groups of eight or more are subject to a 20% automatic gratuity.

  • In Spite of the Club
    This Buffalo-style sandwich includes sliced roasted chicken smothered in Frank's Red Hot sauce, topped with thick-cut bacon, sliced celery, tomato & bleu cheese served on a fresh onion roll. Some clubs are hot. This is one of them! Toasted only. No half sandwich available.
    • $8.75
  • Founders Cheesesteak
    Our own take on a Philly staple. Thinly sliced roast beef topped with melted provolone cheese, roasted peppers and onions, mayo & our homemade horseradish sauce on a French roll. This is our most popular special sandwich ever, so we decided to add it to the menu full-time. Toasted only.
    • Whole: $9.25
    • Half: $7.75
  • Chicago Italian Beef
    Italian roast beef stacked on a French roll and dipped in authentic "Windy City Gravy." Served with a sidecar of spicy Giardiniera. "My kind of" sandwich. Toasted only.
    • Whole: $9.25
    • Half: $7.75
  • Detroit Ham & Cheese
    Kick out the jams with smoked ham layered with cheddar and Swiss cheese, topped with Dirty Bastard Stone Ground Mustard on a fresh onion roll. Served with a sidecar of spicy Giardiniera. A Motown favorite, this one is sure to top the charts! No half sandwich available.
    • $8.25
  • Tuna Salad Sandwich
    Driftin' & Dreamin' with this old classic that features homemade tuna salad, dill Havarti cheese, lettuce & tomato piled onto San Fran sourdough.
    • Whole: $7.75
    • Half: $6.25
  • Roasted Vegetarian
    Actually, it's the zucchini and summer squash that are roasted and marinated in balsamic vinaigrette, then topped with baby spinach, red pepper, red onion & Centennial IPA Honey Mustard, all piled onto toasted San Fran sourdough. Vegetarian friendly.
    • Whole: $7.25
    • Half: $5.75
  • Backwoods Bastard
    Put a bit of the Backwoods in your life with Dirty Bastard pulled pork, Colby Jack cheese, tangy coleslaw & Dirty Bastard BBQ sauce on toasted ciabatta.
    • Whole: $9.25
    • Half: $7.75
  • Caprese
    Fresh mozzarella cheese, tomato & fresh basil piled on toasted ciabatta bread with garlic-infused balsamic vinaigrette. This one is also vegetarian friendly...capisce? Served with a sidecar of balsamic vinaigrette.
    • Whole: $8.25
    • Half: $6.75
  • Louis A. Cornelius
    Corned beef, roasted chicken, cheddar & cream cheese, sauerkraut & 1,000 Island dressing on Polish rye. A local legend!
    • Whole: $8.75
    • Half: $7.25
  • Red’s Rye
    Roast beef, capicola, Muenster cheese, red pepper, tomato & chipotle mayo on Polish rye. Just spicy enough for Ol' Red!
    • Whole: $8.75
    • Half: $7.25
  • Tree Hugger
    Lettuce, tomato, red onion, baby spinach, red pepper, black olive, avocado, carrots, hummus, & Centennial IPA Honey Mustard on multigrain wheat. No patchouli!
    • Whole: $7.75
    • Half: $6.25
  • Devil Dancer
    Roasted chicken, Muenster & pepper jack, jalapeno, chipotle & banana peppers, red onion & chipotle mayo on a French roll. Do you dare to dance with the Devil?
    • Whole: $9.25
    • Half: $7.75
  • Curmudgeon
    This old fella has roasted sliced turkey, Colby Jack cheese, red onion, baby spinach, Dirty Bastard sauerkraut and our homemade horseradish sauce on Polish rye. Deceptively smooth.
    • Whole: $7.75
    • Half: $6.25
  • Big Easy
    This N'awlins classic is stacked with hard salami, capicola, mozzarella and provolone cheese topped with red onion & our homemade olive tapenade, served on a tomato basil foccacia roll. Who dat? No half sandwich available.
    • $8.25
  • Big Dutch
    Dave likes to eat roast beef, smoked Gouda, lettuce, tomato, red onion & Centennial IPA Honey Mustard on a French roll.
    • Whole: $9.25
    • Half: $7.75
  • Stella Bleu
    Melt into a dream with smoked ham, provolone, lettuce, tomato, red pepper, red onion, black olives, and bleu cheese on a French roll.
    • Whole: $8.25
    • Half: $6.75
  • Rubin’s Reuben
    Corned beef, Swiss, sauerkraut, & 1,000 Island served on Polish rye. It'll make you wish your mandolin was a dulcimer.
    • Whole: $8.75
    • Half: $7.25
  • Charise’s Reuben
    Roasted sliced turkey, dill Havarti cheese, baby spinach, tomato, red onion, avocado, tangy coleslaw & 1,000 Island dressing on San Fran sourdough. She's no Ruby Claire.
    • Whole: $8.75
    • Half: $7.25
  • Dirty Bastard
    You don't have to be it to order it! Pastrami, Swiss, lettuce, red onion, and horseradish sauce on rye. Aint' for the wee lads!
    • Whole: $8.25
    • Half: $6.75
  • Godfather
    Pepperoni, capicola, mozzarella cheese, baby spinach, tomatoes, green olives, mayo & Italian dressing on a tomato basil foccacia roll. You gotta problem with that? No half sandwich available.
    • $8.75
  • Brassworks BLT
    Thick-cut bacon, lettuce, tomato & mayo on San Fran sourdough. This classic got its name from our original home in the Brassworks Building.
    • Whole: $7.25
    • Half: $6.25
  • Mug Clubber
    You don't have to be a member to enjoy this chicken club with sliced roasted chicken, thick-cut bacon, lettuce, tomato, sliced pickles &  mayo on San Fran sourdough.
    • Whole: $8.25
    • Half: $6.75
  • Blushing Monk
    Cranberry chicken salad, provolone & smoked Gouda, lettuce, tomato & red onion on a French roll. Quietly delicious, enlighteningly flavorful.
    • Whole: $8.25
    • Half: $6.75
  • Castro
    Dirty Bastard pulled pork topped with sliced smoked ham, Swiss cheese, sliced pickles & yellow mustard stacked on toasted ciabatta. Not as famous as the old dictator, but probably tastes better!
    • Whole: $7.75
    • Half: $6.25
  • Bad Habit
    A giant double-decker sandwich stacked with pastrami, roast beef, roasted chicken, Colby Jack & pepper jack, lettuce, tomato, red onion, baby spinach, red pepper, jalapeno & banana peppers, avocado & chipotle mayo served on San Fran sourdough, Polish rye & multigrain wheat. Definitely not a "light lunch!" No half sandwich available.
    • $14.25
  • Cheesy Does It
    It's not gov't cheese, but it's your choice of any two cheeses, plus cream cheese, toasted on multigrain wheat. No half sandwich available.
    • $6.25

French Bread Pizza

Freshly baked French bread topped with our homemade marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese and your choice of the following toppings: pepperoni, thick-cut bacon, smoked ham, red onion, red pepper, green pepper, green olives, black olives, tomato, spinach, jalapeno pepper.

  • Cheese Only
    • $7.25
  • One Topping
    • $7.75
  • Two Toppings
    • $8.25
  • Three Toppings
    • $8.75
  • Four Toppings
    • $9.25

Soups

  • Dirty Bastard Bratwurst Chili
    Our own homemade one-of-a-kind, moderately spicy red chili. Available by the cup or in a bread bowl.
    • Bread Bowl: $9.75
    • Cup: $5.75
  • “The Soup”
    Ask about today's soup special. Available by the cup or in a bread bowl.
    • Bread Bowl: $9.75
    • Cup: $5.75

Salads

Ditch the bread and order one of the following sandwiches as a salad (full-size only). All of the same toppings as the sandwich but served on a bed of greens. Pricing is the same as the sandwich.

  • Tree Hugger
    • $7.75
  • Stella Bleu
    • $8.25
  • Charise’s Reuben
    • $8.75
  • Caprese
    • $8.25
  • Blushing Monk
    • $8.25
  • Tuna Salad
    • $7.75

Sides

  • Quinoa Salad
    (vegetarian friendly)
    • $2.00
  • Tortilla Chips
    Locally made El Matador tortilla chips.
    • $1.00
  • Loaded Redskin Potato Salad
    (with bacon)
    • $2.00
  • Italian Pasta Salad
    (vegetarian friendly)
    • $2.00
  • Sweet & Tangy Coleslaw
    (vegetarian friendly)
    • $2.00
  • Broccoli Salad
    (vegetarian friendly)
    • $2.00
  • Kettle Style Potato Chips
    Regular, BBQ, Salt & Pepper or Jalapeno (single serving bag of chips)
    • $1.00