Mary Murphy, Contributing Writer
This past week, a few of my friends and I drove to Denton to explore the city’s town square. After hearing University of North Texas students rave about various restaurants in the area, I was determined to find a great hole-in-the-wall restaurant as well.
Fortunately, I stumbled across a small sandwich shop just off Denton Square called Weinberger’s Deli. With over 160 sandwiches to choose from, Weinberger’s is definitely a North Texas gem.
From the “California Club” (turkey, bacon, spring mix, tomato, red onion, honey sriracha mustard, cheddar cheese and avocado on toasted multi-grain ciabatta) to the “Don and Wanda’s Meatloaf” (hot meatloaf, melted American cheese, grilled onions and ketchup on Texas toast), Weinberger’s features a variety of fantastic sandwiches.
Even if you don’t see anything you like, you can always have a sandwich made to order. There are even several vegetarian options for those who don’t care for meat.
Since I constantly crave Greek food, no matter what the occasion, I ordered the gyro as soon as I realized it was on the menu. It was fantastic and only cost $7, the average price of most sandwiches at Weinberger’s.
One of my friends from Chicago saw the “Italian Beef” sandwich on the menu and almost died of excitement. She asked the worker behind the counter if the sandwich could compare to the ones in Chicago, and he looked at her like she was crazy for thinking otherwise.
He was right; the sandwich was fantastic. After my friend had finished it, she told me that Weinberger’s was the first place she’d visited in several years to make an Italian Beef sandwich as good as those she’d had in Chicago.
Weinberger’s guarantees that if you aren’t 110 percent satisfied with your sandwich, you can bring it back to the counter and the staff will fix it until you’re satisfied. Somehow I feel that this rarely happens, because as far as I can tell, all of the sandwiches are top-notch.
The restaurant itself is almost better than the food. There were doodles in Sharpie done by various customers and visitors
on almost every wall. On one wall, someone had drawn the cover of Pink Floyd’s album “The Wall” and added the quote, “We’re just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl.” On another wall, someone had written “Doctor Who” jokes and doodled the TARDIS.
The atmosphere made me fall in love with this restaurant even more. Even though it’s in Denton, about 40 minutes away, Weinberger’s is a wonderful deli for anyone who doesn’t mind a little drive for a very well-made sandwich. After eating at Weinberger’s, customers only have to walk a few steps to check out Denton Square. Within minutes, you can visit antique stores, a huge used bookstore, a record shop and many other little boutiques and great places.
For more information on Weinberger’s Deli, check out www.weinbergersdeli.com
Weinberger’s Deli / 311 E. Hickory Street / Denton, TX 76201