It’s a deli, a café, a dry goods store, a wine shop, and a neighborhood hangout. The new offering from the folks at Flour+Water (fabulous pizza and pasta joint around the corner) is many things to lots of people. Mainly, though, it’s a source of excellent, carefully curated cured meats and aged cheeses that are married with locally sourced ingredients—and these are their stars. But a person may need a nice Acme baguette or perhaps some crackers to go with their meats and cheeses, right? And a house-pickled carrot or cauliflower would go nicely with the pâté -of-the day, don’t you think? Perhaps a glass of wine to enjoy with your charcuterie plate on the sidewalk table (or a bottle to take home)?
Cups of coffee all morning and scads of made-to-order sandwiches at lunch may keep the place hopping, but the soul is in the cheese and meat counter. Everything in this fledgling deli may not be made in-house, but the staff sure acts like every bite and sip in the place comes directly from them. There is pride and connection in this corner spot. Just don’t tell the tourists.