Monday, November 16, 2009
The Depot Deli
Work takes me all over South Mississippi and recently I was in Beaumont. There's not many choices when you find yourself in Beaumont for lunch, so I headed to The Depot Deli. I've been before and the first time it was a pleasant surprise.
With the weather turning a little cooler I wanted a hot meal and they had just the ticket. A hot, open-faced roast beef sandwich with a cup of house made vegetable soup.
The soup was hot and the veggies were fresh, it had that home made taste with the carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, green beans, ect.
About the time I was finishing up the soup my sandwich arrived, steaming from the hot gravy. The sandwich was served on a toasted baguette, with two cheese, the a generous portion of thick sliced roast beef, brown gravy and chopped green onions.
Yeah it was just as messy as it looks, no chance of picking this thing up it was a knife and fork all the way. This was down home sloppy, delicious goodness on a plate. The gravy complimented the beef, the melted cheeses added to the creamy texture and the onions contrasted that with a crispy crunch.
It was served with a side of potato salad, which was average, probably a Sysco product, but not bad.
Next time, I find myself in Beaumont for lunch, I'll be back at the Depot Deli. Well, it's not like I have much choice, but I certainly won't be there begrudgingly.