THE Genova Deli in Temescal section of Oakland

December 4, 2013

I miss New York for certain things- although I’m now an A’s, Warriors, Sharks and even an SF Giants fan (actually Willie Mays was my all-time idol), I still bleed blue for the N.Y. Football Giants, and I’m bleeding heavily this season!
Nothing like West Coast weather, wine country, year-around golf, access to Tahoe, sourdough rolls and rustic baguettes from La Farine. Love Dungeness crabs and the wide assortment of fabulous restaurants, but… NY Pizza and the NY delis are something else. Now don’t get me wrong- Lo Coco’s can’t be beat, yet thin-sliced ZZA (maybe Arinell’s on Shattuck/University approaches) can’t be had out here. Delis??? No chance… except for one spot-

Genova in Oakland on 5095 Telegraph Avenue. I wolfed down yet another fabulous deli sandwich yesterday- rare roast beef with all the trimmings- SOOO GOOOD.

David is the best- a fisherman, duck hunter, golfer- and top-notch manager/owner- he’s right up my alley. Tony set us up for a dinner for 20- meat balls, peppers, onions, sausage, lasagna, tortellini, and a full anti-pasta plate. Rave Reviews.

So, I get a great taste of NY right here in the best deli west of the Hudson River- All Good– All the Time! Check it out- I have for over one/quarter of a century!

the gate to delicious!

the gate to delicious!

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