Deli Lane’s owners and delivery boy.
First stop, Deli Lane, the new breakfast, lunch and dinner spot on Siesta Drive in the former Southgate Gourmet building. Deli Lane is a franchise that was purchased by two Sarasota sisters who happened to grow up in Miami and worked at the Original Deli Lane for almost 20 years. Now, that’s what I call good research. The space is fun with bold colors and plenty of staff. The refrigerator cases aren’t too full just yet, but it’s well worth the trip over just to buy some fresh redskin potato salad, which was delicious and made with Hellman’s mayo, not that silly sweet generic mayo that too many delis use.
The food at Deli Lane is the real deal.
Another fabulous find—the new Word of Mouth in the former Metro Coffee space. The place is packed, and it is hard to believe that from their tiny, and I mean tiny, kitchen they can produce almost the same delicious breakfast as the Gulf Gate original. Of course, with their tiny kitchen come some issues, but I am more than happy to nibble on a fresh scone and wait a few extra minutes.
Now that’s what I call hospitality at the new Word of Mouth.