Wagshal’s Celebrates 90 Years with Expansion
If you haven’t been to Wagshal’s Delicatessen in a while, then you are in for a pleasant surprise. The iconic establishment has doubled in size after taking over the adjoining space that was formerly a pizza place. Patrons now have plenty of room to move, shop for specialty food and wine, and order take away items. And gone is the tight space around the cash registers where those trying to pay used to trip over those trying to order deli sandwiches.
In the expanded space, hungry patrons have the option of ordering custom pizzas, as well as using a touch screen ordering system, dubbed the “creation station,” for a select menu of salads, sandwiches, grilled cheeses, and pizza. The pre-existing deli counter and extensive sandwich and deli menu remains available also.
The interior expansion is just the one of several changes Wagshal’s is making as it celebrates 90 years in nearby Spring Valley. This spring, Pitmasters Back Alley BBQ opened in the alley off Yuma Street, and has been receiving rave reviews. While barbecue lovers still have to call in their orders ahead of time and take their ribs and chopped pork off site to eat, they now have the option of satisfying their cravings at lunch time with the Pitmasters’ expanded hours.
As Tenleytown, D.C. reported in March, Wagshal’s also plans to open an outdoor patio on Yuma Street, behind the deli, for sit down dining. The patio is expected to open in about a month.
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