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Wrapping Sandwiches

Whether you order a sandwich from the shop or make it at home, we can all agree that the technique for wrapping a sandwich can be just as important as that sandwich building itself. A poorly wrapped sandwich can result in a soggy and sad mess. To keep your sandwich’s shape and hold the ingredients in place, utilize these sandwich wrapping techniques.

Before we begin, you will need parchment paper or waxed paper and tape. You can use the precut sandwich papers, or simply cut sheets straight from the roll. And if you have a hot sandwich, or are planning to slice your sandwich in half, aluminum foil will come in handy.

Flat Sandwiches
For flat sandwiches, you want to begin with a rectangular sheet of parchment (or waxed) paper. Set the paper on the work surface in front of you vertically (a.k.a. portrait, not landscape).

Place the sandwich in the center of the paper, and, if the bread has a discernible top, bottom and sides, set it so that the top is away from you.

Next, bring the top and bottom edges of the paper together over the center of the sandwich, and line them up. Fold the edges down by half an inch, crease sharply, and then continue folding in half-inch turns and creasing sharply until the fold is flush with the surface of the sandwich. The number of folds will vary depending on the size of your sandwich and the length of the paper.

The left and right sides of the paper will then look like flattened tubes. Starting on one side, use your fingers to press the opposing edges into the center, forming a pleated triangle. Press down and crease the triangles edges, including at the base of the sandwich, and then carefully fold it underneath. Repeat these steps with the other side.

If you are wrapping a hot sandwich, you may use this same method with foil instead; however, skipping the parchment paper may make it hard to eat on the go as the foil may cling to parts of your sandwich.

Subs & Wraps
For long sandwiches, it can be tricky since the measurement of your paper will depend on the size of your sandwich.  A good rule of thumb is to cut a piece of parchment paper that’s about one and a half times the length of your sub or wrap.

Again, begin by setting the paper down in front of you vertically (like with the flat sandwich), and then place the sandwich diagonally across the paper near one of the corners.

Next, lift the corner closest to the sandwich up and over the sandwich, and then press it flush. From there, roll the sandwich in paper toward the far opposite corner, folding in the sides as you go. Once the sandwich is fully rolled with everything tucked in, use a piece of tape to secure it.

And if your sandwich is hot, you can use this technique to wrap it with foil alone or over the paper.

For additional protection, you can place these wrapped sandwiches in a sturdy container to prevent smashing. And if you have any other sandwich wrapping tips or techniques, feel free to share with us and your peers on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Join us for signature sandwiches, fresh salads, and baked goods six days a week! We’re open weekdays 7:00am-4:00pm and Saturdays 8:00am-4:30pm (closed Sundays). Visit us in store or have your favorites delivered via DoorDash or UberEATS.

Sharpen Your Sandwich Skills

As National Sandwich Month rolls on, we continue celebrating by enjoying scrumptious sandwiches. If you are looking to improve your sandwich making skills, check out some of these smart sandwich hacks.

  • It’s Got To Be Serrated
    When it comes to cutting sandwiches, always use a serrated knife to avoid a smashed mess. Because a serrated knife “saws” through your sandwich, it is less likely to result in a flattened or squashed sandwich. Whether you cut your sandwiches straight down the middle or diagonally is at your discretion.
  • No Mayo? No Problem!
    Instead of reaching for the mayo, try an avocado. Simply mash the avocado and spread it on your bread like you would with mayo. Not only is it healthier, but it can add a new element of flavor to your sandwiches.
  • Sturdy Sandwich
    No one likes it when their sandwich falls apart. To prevent this, layer the heaviest ingredients first, such as your meat and cheese. Next, add the medium weight ingredients like tomatoes or avocado, and then top it off with light toppings like lettuce.
  • Wrapping Technique
    Packing a sandwich for lunch or going on a picnic? Using the proper wrapping technique will prevent your sandwich from becoming soggy or squished. Start by wrapping your sandwich in a layer of parchment paper. This breathable wrap will prevent sogginess. Next, put the wrapped sandwich in a sturdy food container to keep it from getting squashed.
  • PB&J Time
    If you’re making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, to eat not or a little later, try spreading peanut butter on both pieces of bread (feel free to use as much or as little as you please). The peanut butter on both slices will prevent the jelly from bleeding through the bread.
  • Tastier Tomatoes
    After slicing your tomatoes, place the slices on a paper towel before putting them in your sandwich. This will prevent sogginess and gives you a chance to season your tomatoes beforehand.
  • Bread Variety
    If you want to switch up your sandwich routine, you can try changing the bread. Pita pockets, bagels or English muffins are great substitutes.
  • Cover It Up
    If you are using round meat slices, there’s a trick to maximizing your bread coverage. For the round meat slices into quarters and place them in each corner of the bread. Then continue adding until your bread is covered.
  • Prep It Good
    Assemble the interior of the sandwich by layering condiments in between slices of meat and cheese. Put each sandwich interior into a ziplock bag and store them in the fridge or freezer. When you need a sandwich in a hurry, just grab a bag and a couple of slices of bread and you’re all set!
  • Toasting Trick
    Love toasted bread but not the way it can tear up your mouth? Next time, put both slices of bread into the same toaster slot. The outsides will get toasted while the insides stay soft.

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Don’t feel like making your own sandwich? Not a problem! Enjoy one of our yummy signature sandwiches in our dining room, on the patio, or have it delivered to your door. Find us on DoorDash or UberEATS, or visit us at 105 E. Arrow Highway in Pomona (on the northeast corner of Garey Avenue and Arrow Highway next to Johnny’s).

Healthy Benefits Of Peanut Butter & Jelly

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a classic American favorite, and with good reason – they’re delicious! While these sandwiches may evoke sweet childhood memories or provide an occasional sweet treat, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches also provide some surprising health benefits. Read more to find out how healthy this yummy sandwich can be.

Protein
Protein contributes to healthy muscles, skin, hair, and teeth and plays a role in hormonal function. It also helps to keep blood healthy. A serving of peanut butter (2 tbsp) contains about 8g of protein, and using whole wheat bread can increase your protein intake.

Fiber
Fiber promotes regularity in digestion and helps control cholesterol levels. It also helps to keep you full longer. Luckily, jelly made from all fruit contains more fiber than other varieties, and peanut butter contains 2g per serving.

Healthy Fats
Did you know peanuts are a good source of heart-healthy fats? Unsaturated fats found in nuts can lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of developing heart disease. They also help your brain, skin, and even provide an energy boost. Peanut butter can provide some of these benefits, and, in moderation, jelly can be a healthy part of a low-fat and heart-healthy diet.

Antioxidants
Vitamin E is an antioxidant found in peanuts and can help protect your body from free-radical damage that contributes to the development of cancer and heart disease. In addition, resveratrol is another antioxidant found in peanuts and peanut butter that has potential to protect you from cancer and heart problems. It also has anti-aging, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties, and offers protection for healthy brain function.

Vitamins
Jelly is made with fruit, thus, you increase your vitamin C intake when you consume it. Vitamin C is important for immunity, would healing and the health of your teeth and gums. While jelly contains trace amounts of some B vitamins, peanut butter is good source of several B vitamins, which are necessary for your body to use the energy it gets from the foods you eat. Niacin is one of the B vitamins found in peanut butter, and one serving offers 24% of your daily needs. And adequate intake of niacin could reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Another B vitamin found in peanut butter is folate, which helps prevent birth defects in gestating infants.

Minerals
As a whole, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich contains a few minerals including potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and calcium. Potassium helps to regulate a healthy blood pressure while magnesium and calcium play role in healthy bones. Zinc is important for vision and wound healing, and iron is a necessary nutrient for healthy blood oxygenation.

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Stop by and celebrate National Sandwich Month with your favorite signature sandwiches from the Brick Your Neighborhood Deli! We’re open weekdays 7:00am-4:00pm & Saturdays 8:00am-4:30pm. We also offer delivery via DoorDash or UberEATS.

Salad For Breakfast

The idea of a breakfast salad may sound taboo at first, but it deserves to be given a try. Having a salad for breakfast can start you with a great amount of nutrition and energy for the day. The trick to a delicious breakfast salad (or any salad for that matter) is to build it with only the foods you want to eat. Here are some tips to get you started on a healthy and yummy breakfast salad.

Greens
For your base, you should concentrate on antioxidant-rich leafy greens like kale, microgreens, or spinach. Feel free to mix it up, too. You can add cabbage and romaine for a delightful crunch, arugula for a peppery kick, or beet or turnip greens to cut back on your food waste.

Protein
Protein helps to boost metabolism and keep you feeling full longer. And what food offers a good amount of protein and screams breakfast more than eggs? Aside from that, you can incorporate Greek yogurt, tofu, or bacon into your breakfast salad.

Fiber
Up your fiber intake by adding grains or beans. Quinoa, farro, barley, or brown rice can make your breakfast salad more filling. You can even add roasted chickpeas in lieu of croutons.

Natural Fats
Add fats from fruits, seeds, and oils to help fill you up (o clarify, fruit means avocados).You can add nuts and seeds for a yummy, crunchy texture, and extra virgin olive oil is great for dressing. You can make it creamy with a dollop of hummus.

Fresh Fruit
Create a sweet and savory salad by add pomegranate seeds, slices of citrus, mango, watermelon, or berries – the possibilities are endless. You can also use fresh citrus juices or berries for the dressing.

When it comes to breakfast salads, feel free to experiment with different recipes, greens, toppings, until you find your favorites. If you must use store bought dressings and fried and refined toppings, do so in moderation. But remember, it’s your breakfast salad and you can build it however you like it.

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Join us for breakfast six days a week! Our breakfast menu is available Monday-Saturday until 10:30am. Visit us in store or have our food delivered to you via DoorDash or UberEATS.

Ayurvedic Diet: What You Need To Know

You may have heard of Ayurveda and the Ayurvedic diet, but do you know what it is? Ayurveda is a holistic medicine practice from India. “Ayu” means life and “veda” means science, therefore it technically means “the science of life.” Ayurveda has been around for over 5,000 years and basically promotes a more natural lifestyle that subsequently makes you feel better. In the West, many have adopted an Ayurvedic lifestyle that includes local, seasonal foods chosen for an individual’s unique set of biophysical needs, practicing stress-management techniques, and drinking herbal teas.

When it comes to cooking, essentially all cooking is Ayurveda. Choosing fresh produce, whole grains, sustainable protein sources and spices promotes Ayurveda. Whether you want to adopt an Ayurvedic diet or not, these Ayurvedic cooking techniques will help to make your meals healthier.

Think Seasonal
Start with your local farmer’s market as it is a helpful resource to inform you what’s growing in your region. You can chat with farmers to understand how their fresh produce can be incorporated into your cooking. Remember, Ayurveda promotes keeping it simple and local.

Spice It Up
Spices support digestion, provide other health benefits, and are key components in Ayurvedic cooking.
Even in small amounts, they support the entire system.  For example, turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties, ginger supports the immune system and digestion, and cardamom can lower the acidity of coffee.

Plan Ahead
Meal prep is an easy way to save time and energy. Planning ahead eliminates the need to ponder your meals daily and prevents you from ordering takeout. You can try soaking beans and rice in the morning so they cook faster when you get home. Or you can make spice blends on the weekend so they’re ready for you whenever you decide to meal prep.

Cook A Little Everyday
Preventable health issues are on the rise, thus it is imperative that we start cooking healthy food at home. If you eat out for a majority of your meals, start by cooking one meal at home each day. Then you can increase this at a steady pace so that eventually you are making most of your meals at home. Cooking at home is rewarding as saves time and money and is a great way to bond with your loved ones.

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Join us for yummy sandwiches and salads made fresh to order! We’re located at 105 East Arrow Highway (the northeast corner of E Arrow Hwy & Garey Ave) and open weekdays 7:00am-4:00pm & Saturdays 8:00am-4:30pm.

Enhance Your Restaurant Experience

We all know that dining at a restaurant can run the gamut from amazing to lackluster. And there are many factors that can influence your restaurant visit, from the food to the ambiance to the service. Whether you are dining with a friend or flying solo, here are some helpful restaurant dining tips to enhance your experience.

Sit At The Bar
It is much easier to score a seat without a reservation. In comparison to sitting at the table, dining at the bar allows you the freedom relax, linger, and order as you wish. And generally, you get better service at the bar as someone is seemingly always in front of you and can monitor your progress.

The bar is also great for social and antisocial folks alike. For dates, you get to sit closer to your companion rather than across the table. If you’re dining alone, you can chat up the person next to you or enjoy your alone time while avoiding the usual stigma felt in the dining room.

In addition, depending on the restaurant, you may miss out on all the action by choosing a table rather than a seat at the bar. For example, if you sit at the sushi bar or raw bar, you get to watch the chefs in action, slicing the fish or shucking oysters, which can add to your overall experience.

Dine Off-Peak
The lull between lunch and dinner offers a peaceful and quiet environment to enjoy your meal. Wait times are usually non-existent and service is less rushed. Also, there is less pressure to order an entrée, giving you the freedom to graze and enjoy a more leisurely meal. And the icing on the cake? There are usually great deals between 2pm-6pm, which is music to your wallet’s ears.

Save Your Splurges
We are all on some sort of budget, whether it be with our money or our calories. With that said, you should splurge on the good stuff and the good stuff only.

Charcuterie boards are a popular choice these days, so long as they are made up of house-cured meats and/or high-quality imports you can’t easily come by elsewhere. If there are made with underwhelming cold cuts and cheese, save your money.

Another example is baked goods, like the bread basket starter. Unless the bread is hand-crafted, fresh from the oven, and serve with first-rate butter or olive oil, save your appetite. Filling up on mediocre bread before your chef-prepared meal ultimately defeats the whole purpose.

And when it comes to dessert, you should ask what’s prepared on-premises because, more often than not, only a few of the desserts are homemade (if that) and the rest are purchased from a distributor. Don’t waste calories on an ordinary dessert – choose a glass of dessert wine or liqueur instead.

Peruse The Menu With A Critical Eye
There’s a reason menus vary drastically from restaurant to restaurant. Menu engineers study the visual and verbal psychology behind why people order certain items and use that info to design menus in a way to maximize profits.

Research shows that diners often check the upper right hand corner of a menu first, so of course, that is where the most expensive dishes usually appear. Also, red and blue hues stimulate the appetite so those colors are often used to highlight pricey menu items. And lastly, diners tend to pay less attention when prices are “buried” in text rather than formatted into columns, when they are presented without dollar signs, and when they are not rounded to the nearest dollar.

Remember these things the next time you scan the menu at a restaurant.

Find The Hidden Gems On The Wine List
There are some unspoken rules to the wine list. First of all, most restaurant beverage programs follow a graduated markup, meaning the highest markups are on the cheapest wines, while lower markups are saved for higher-end wines. With that said, you get a better bang for your buck by spending extra on wine.

And while most people choose the second cheapest bottle on the list to seem less tight-fisted, don’t – it is usually the worst value. And the bar managers often price the lesser-known wines they are passionate about more reasonably than well-known household brands. So the moral of the story is to take a chance on a new wine discovery in the mid-to-upper price range.

When In Doubt, Order Champagne
But of course, if you cannot decide, go with champagne. It is a great pair for many foods, along with high acidity, low alcohol, and palate-cleansing bubbles. It can be expensive, but it is a safe choice that is worth it.

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At the Brick Your Neighborhood Deli, we serve a variety of signature sandwiches and salads made to order. Visit us in store, online or have our food delivered via DoorDash or UberEATS. We also provide catering for business lunches, special events and parties. Call 909-596-5225 to learn more!

What To Do With Leftover Buns

Now that Independence Day has come and gone, you may find yourself with leftover hot dog buns. Of course, you can always grill more hot dogs, but did you ever think of what else you could do with them? Here are a few creative ways to use your leftover hot dog buns.

Meatball Binder
As an appetizer or with spaghetti, who doesn’t love a good meatball? Your leftover hot dog buns could be a key player when you make your next batch of meatballs. Milk-soaked white bread is often used for binding meatballs so you could use a few buns instead. You can even serve these meatballs in a leftover bun – win-win!

Bread Pudding
This dessert offers an easy way to use stale bread. Luckily, your leftover buns go perfectly in this dessert as well. Cube and toast your hot dog buns in the oven, and then mix them with custard. You can keep it classic or add other ingredients like cherries, chopped figs, or apricots.

Garlic Breadsticks
They already resemble breadsticks, so cut those buns in half, brush them with garlic butter and seasonings of your choice, and pop them in the oven. You can even top them with cheese for a fluffy, cheesy, garlic breadstick.

Tiramisu
This Italian dessert is made of lady’s fingers dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of eggs, sugar, mascarpone cheese, and cocoa. Don’t have lady’s fingers? Use your leftover hot dog buns instead!

Homemade Bread Crumbs
You can cut your buns into cubes or tear them into pieces and toss them into the food processor. Process until they are fine crumbs, spread them on a baking sheet and bake them until they are golden and dry. Let them cook, and then place them in an airtight container to refrigerate or freeze. You can add bread crumbs to almost anything – pastas, salads, soups, and more.

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Visit the Brick Your Neighborhood Deli today for your favorite sandwiches, salads, and baked goods! We are located on the northeast corner of Garey Avenue and East Arrow Highway in Pomona (105 E. Arrow Hwy – next to Johnny’s). You can also have our food delivered via DoorDash or UberEATS

Summer Party Tips

Summer is in full effect! Your schedule is likely filling up quickly, from Fourth of July barbecues to vacations to casual summer soirées. While it’s fun being a guest, hosting has its own perks as well. If you plan on hosting your own summer party, here are some fun entertaining tips.

  • Choose a color scheme.
    Themed parties are fun, but not for everyone. Instead, try a simple color scheme ask guests to dress in the colors. For example, if you’re throwing a 4th of July party, you can go with red, white and blue. To further tie the party together, apply your color scheme of choice to your food as well.
  • Prepare food ahead of time.
    Don’t get stuck in the kitchen after your guests have arrived. Try using a slow cooker to prepare food early and keep it warm. If you are set on grilling burgers and dogs, prepare any side dishes, toppings, and condiments beforehand.
  • Mix it up.
    When thinking about your menu, feel free to serve a mix of guest favorites as well as some new recipes. Take it a step further by putting a modern spin on a traditional recipe. Guests can enjoy the foods they love while trying something new with you.
  • Be mindful of summer weather.
    Scorching hot or not, it’s important to stay hydrated. Have a cooler filled with ice and bottled waters, or you can set up a water station with a variety of infused waters. You may also consider leaving a basket filled with sunscreen, bug spray, and paper fans for guests to use.
  • Label it.
    Whether it’s the food or your drink, labels can help your guests while doubling as added party décor. Keep track of drinks by using wrapping paper, origami, or other hand drawn designs and double stick tape. Tie it together by using your color scheme. You can do the same for your dishes, or utilize signs, placards or mini chalkboards. You can even put down brown butcher paper or parchment paper and write the names of the dishes around the plate.
  • Nice ice.
    Wow your guests with your fruit and herb ice cubes. Add berries, stone fruits, basil, mint, or other fruits and herbs to ice trays with water, and then freeze them. They’ll look great and keep drinks cool.
  • Herbs for unwanted guests.
    Aside from adding flavor to your food, hardy herbs can also act as natural bug repellents. Keep a few sprigs on the grill or in a fire pit to keep the bugs away.
  • Make clean up part of the décor.
    Have your guests help keep the party tidy by providing waste containers around the party area. They don’t have to be an eyesore – you can use lined wicker baskets, galvanized steel buckets, or even aluminum pails.Share your own party and entertaining tips with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Pinterest!

Just a friendly reminder that we will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2019, for the holiday. Our normal store hours (7:00am-4:00pm) will resume on Friday, July 5, 2019. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. Please be safe and have a Happy Independence Day!

Classic Southern Sandwiches

Aside from being absolutely delicious, part of a sandwich’s appeal is its versatility. You can create the sandwich of your dreams, made with your favorite ingredients, toppings, and condiments. Still, there are classic recipes we just can’t get enough of. If you’re from the South, you are probably familiar with these classic Southern sandwiches.

Fried Bologna Sandwich
Did you know bologna originally came from Bologna, Italy? If you order it there, you will actually get mortadella, a thick Italian ground sausage considered to be closely related to bologna with visible bits of lard and peppercorns. Bologna sausage is typically made with finely ground pork and is uniform in appearance with no visible pieces of lard.

Although bologna (or “baloney”) sandwiches are common throughout the U.S. and Canada, the fried bologna sandwich is a distinct favorite to America’s South. Known as the “poor man’s steak,” the bologna is fried on the grill and sandwiched between white bread, sometimes with mayo, sometimes with mustard, or sometimes both.

Collard Green Sandwich
Collard greens are a common southern side dish, however, are less known in sandwich form. This sandwich is made of cooked collard greens between two griddled hoecakes, or flat cornbread pancakes. Most southerners dip cornbread into collard greens to soak up the sauce, so it makes sense to turn it into a sandwich.

Pimento Cheese Sandwich
This is easily the most iconic sandwich of the South and is served at the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia every year. Pimentos (a type of sweet pepper related to the bell pepper) were imported from Spain in cans until 1908.

To make the spread, sharp cheddar cheese is mixed with lightly spicy pimento peppers, cream cheese, and mayonnaise. Next, spread a liberal amount on two pieces of white bread and you’ve got yourself a pimento cheese sandwich.

Cuban Sandwich
Its origins are arguable – some claim they were created in Cuba while others claim they originated in Tampa, Florida. The confusion probably stems from the fact that Cubans immigrated to Tampa and settled in the Ybor neighborhood in the late 1880s. Cuban sandwiches and coffee were delivered to female factory workers as they were discouraged from going to the general cafeterias.

The Cuban sandwich is generally made of Cuban bread, mustard, sliced roast pork, glazed ham, Swiss cheese, and thinly sliced dill pickles. Although many believe that and that alone makes a “true” Cuban sandwich, Tampa residents add salami layered in with other meats, and others include mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato.

Southern Tomato Sandwich
Simplicity at its finest is a great way to describe the Southern tomato sandwich, because it is exactly as it sounds. Thick, juicy tomato slices, Duke’s mayo (ask a Southerner) and white bread is all you need to make this sandwich. The key is to find seriously fresh tomatoes in the peak of summer, and in the South, that is not a hard feat.

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Food Safety For The Summer

Summer has arrived and it’s the season for backyard barbecues and outdoor gatherings. While it may be nice to host parties under the sun, the unpredictable weather and outdoor conditions may not be the safest place for food. Here are some food safety tips for your next outdoor summer party.

  • Choose Wisely

It can get extremely hot during the summer, and when you’re serving food outdoors, that makes it harder to maintain the safe temperatures for foods. To err on the side of caution, avoid foods that are highly sensitive to temperature and pose a high risk for foodborne illness. Instead choose hardy foods that don’t spoil easy and you can keep at the appropriate temperature.

  • Plan Ahead

Depending on your menu, be sure you have the right tools (coolers, warming stations, etc.) to keep your cold foods cold and your hot foods hot. Also, to avoid any cross contamination, have separate utensils and cutting boards for raw and cooked foods. Bring enough containers, plates and utensils for your guests and the amount of food you plan on serving. And designate an area to store food that is covered and protected pests or weather-related contaminants (ex. mud, blown leaves).

  • Serve Smartly

Whether you’re catering to a small or large group, it’s best to serve food in smaller batches. That way, the food will be used faster while maintaining the proper temperatures. And whenever replenishing food, do not pile on new food on top of old food – use a new container for the new batch.

  • Wash Your Hands

It’s not only important for food safety, but your health in general. Always wash your hands before and after handling food, whether you’re serving, eating, or cleaning up. Bring wet naps and hand sanitizer as backup.

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Got an upcoming party, baby shower, family gathering, or business meeting? Let us cater your next event! From sandwiches to salads to baked goods, we’ve got you covered. Give us a call 909-596-5225 for more information or visit us in store to discuss your options. We look forward to working with you!