Trying Charlie’s for the first time was Jeff Lail of Farmersville. He opted for the Turkey & Ham Club. “It’s good,” he said. “I might come back again.”
What we had:
- Wild Willy, $4.50: Here's a double-decker sandwich packed with baked ham, turkey, bacon, Swiss and American cheeses with just the right amount of thousand island dressing, lettuce, tomato. There's a lot of meat, and it's sliced while you're in line. The sandwich is served on your choice of toasted white, rye or wheat. Get it on German rye for an extra quarter. It's a huge sandwich, and Connie could only eat half so she saved the other half for dinner. It's enough for two people, really, unless one of those people is Paul Bunyan.
- Double Decker, $6.75: Baked ham, turkey, bacon, mayo, lettuce, tomato on German rye. It's a lot of sandwich, but Steve was up for the challenge and ate it all. "I'm not going away hungry!" he said.
- German Hot Potato Salad, $2.50: Made with vinegar and oil, it's delicious stick-to-your ribs goodness. You've got to try it!
- Becky's Famous Cabbage Roll, $2.75: It's an old Lithuanian recipe and you get a lot and you can taste the love that goes into the making of it. If you're eating one there, order it hot. If you're taking it home to have later, order it cold to go.
- Chocolate brownie, $1.75: A generous portion with icing and nuts, if there's any room left after you eat everything else!
The info: Charlie's Deli & Catering, 429 Troy St., Dayton; (937) 224-3767.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Sundays.
Connie Post is one of Dayton Daily News’ Dining Divas, and Steve Bennish is a business reporter who has a nose for good eats. Think of them as your personal taste-testers. Where should they go next? Write them at Life@CoxInc.com.