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News Stand Deli

1730 Walt Whitman Rd Melville, NY 631-501-0550

News Stand Deli in Melville.

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Type: Burgers, Salads, Deli, Coffee, Soup, Breakfast, Sandwiches Special features: Food, Restaurants and Bars Description:

Breakfast, lunch and dinner items including pancakes, salads, sandwiches, pizza and some grill items. Catering services available.

 
Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 6 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.: 6 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun.: Closed.

Lunch at the News Stand Deli in Melville, a very attractive venue, with a decor that calls to mind the glory days of American newspapers. The wallpaper features old-time headlines, and large painted panels pay tribute to classic comic strips. One journalistic feature that really impressed me was the array of celebrity magazines available for any diner to peruse during her meal. I was with friends so this wasnt necessary (or at least polite).

From the delis list of specialty heros, I could not resist ordering The Newsday, featuring ham, turkey, roast beef, American cheese, lettuce and tomato on a hero roll pictured above. It wasnt great. What can I say? This is not my kind of sandwich. If it hadnt borne the name of my employer, I wouldnt have ordered it as it contained a number of ingredients (deli ham, turkey roll, deli roast beef, American cheese, iceberg lettuce, unripe tomatoes and a hero roll) that I usually avoid.

We also ordered a Boston Globe and this was much better: chicken cutlet, bacon, melted muenster, lettuce and tomato on a kaiser roll. Why couldnt The Newsday have bacon on it?

My friend got a hot dish, chicken scampi. Oy. Scampi is actually a Mediterranean prawn and the Italian-American dish shrimp scampi originally referred to shrimp cooked the way they cook scampi in Italy. Now it has come to mean shrimp sauteed with garlic, lemon and parsley. This chicken was chunks of breast meat in a glutinous sauce that appeared to have been flavored with bottled Italian dressing.

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