Saturday, February 12, 2011

Local Flavor

We went to a local deli for lunch today. We'd noticed the near sign a little while ago and have been meaning to stop in and check it out. I've been following them on twitter and with daily specials and trivia nights, it seemed like a place we could certainly get comfy in.

It's called the "Cotton Mill Deli" and it's right in the middle of downtown Woodstock, well, behind the main road and line of shops, but less than a skip away.  Apparently, it was an old cotton mill (thus the name) converted to a deli and local hang out a short while ago.  We walked in the back entrance, up the staircase and into the back of the place.  It was charming!  The painted exposed brick and old elements, mixed with the black and tope color scheme and local artwork totally worked and made us feel welcome.  The menu is written on chalkboards hanging over the prep area, and we note the ample space and area with comfy couches and chairs.  Did I mention they have free wi-fi?  Well, we both ordered and grabbed a table near the old receiving bay turned window, got out our road map, and waited for our grub.  The woman who waited on us was extremely friendly and helpful, and I believe she was one of the owners. 

I ordered the "Ryman" which is a pastrami on rye with cole slaw, swiss, and 1000 Island.  Gary ordered the "Walter A Smith" which is ham, american cheese, and an over medium egg, all on a grilled bun.  The sandwiches were great!  One of the best slaw Pastramis I've had.  They also have fabulous hand-made potato salad and a selection of yummy gluten-free potato chips - Deep River Kettle Cooked Chips (the sweet maui onions chips leave you wanting more).  They ::also:: are a full coffee bar, and their selection looked great!  I look forward to going back for trivia night, or happy hour and grabbing a latte, or two.

  We also saw this gem parked in the back. A full-fledged "art car" decked out with tons of decorations, dolls, sayings, and general "junk" that looks great! :) I snagged a few pictures and honored their "no touch" request, admiring the toy soldiers on the hood, the heads of decapitated dolls on the roof, and the string of mini skulls surrounding the door frame. lol. There's more details of course, but it's more of an you-need-to-be-there experience. I'd imagine it'd be pretty easy to spot as well... and I'm rather shocked that I haven't seen it before. But maybe it lives there in that spot. Behind the Cotton Mill Deli, and just off the main drag of Woodstock.



Main street Woodstock

And now, as the sun sets and the day is drawing to an end, we get ready for our next adventure!
"Sleeping Beauty", the ballet, performed at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center.
Our first ever ballet experience ever, and my favorite Disney movie of all time!
Soooo excited!!  :)

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