By Pamela Brownstein
The Lunch Bunch was excited to once again dine at Groucho’s Deli on Lady’s Island. After eating here right after it opened in March, we wanted to make sure the sandwiches and salads that make the franchise so popular throughout
the state were as good as we remembered. (And the verdict? They were just as good, maybe even better!)
Nikki chose the Apollo Dipper — a fat sub roll stuffed with hot ham, turkey and Swiss cheese melted together — and she said it was out of this world.
Kim Harding was really pleased with her Reuben Variation, which includes extra lean pastrami, melted Muenster cheese, heated Sauerkraut and German mustard on rye bread.
Elizabeth and Irene both ordered the Mid East Special, and it looked pretty awesome, piled high with bologna, provolone cheese, salami and lean pastrami on top, with oil and vinegar dressing and served hot. All the sandwiches at Groucho’s come in a little red basket, and I’m pretty sure both ladies had empty baskets by the end of the meal because it was so tasty.
Kim Turner tried the Baby Sub, the “original” Groucho’s sub served hot with salami, bologna, provolone cheese
melted, a herb slaw center topped by a generous portion of lean ham on a sub roll. She said this “baby” was yummy.
When you’re hungry, like I was, all the sandwiches sound good — I felt like a kid in a candy store staring at all the options — so at the server’s suggestion, I ordered the STP Dipper. This special blend of roast beef, turkey and real bacon crumbs is served on a sub roll with Swiss cheese melted on top and your choice of Formula 45 or Danish Bleu sauce. The roll was so soft, and all the meat and cheese was warm and melty, it was easy to see why this is one of their most popular sandwiches.
For those counting calories or looking for fewer carbs, Groucho’s features more than 10 kinds of salad. April made a healthy choice with the grilled chicken salad — chopped lettuce, tomato and cucumber topped with grilled chicken strips marinated in Groucho’s Famous 95 Dressing.
Kudos to local owner Patrick Ragsdale for the success of his Beaufort location.
Groucho’s Deli in Beaufort is located at 81 Sea Island Parkway, Beaufort, SC 29907. Call 843-524-4545 for takeout and catering or visit www.grouchos.com.