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“Gnocchi” and “tots” are words that don’t generally go together, but let me tell you, they definitely do, and it’s oh so good. This marriage of upscale meets comfort food in their signature dish is the epitome of what makes this neighborhood spot so amazing. The Del is a new, and very welcomed, addition snuggled in the neighborhoods of Memorial on Voss.

In addition to their decadent cheese and ale topped Gnocchi Tots, The Del is serving up an array of innovative takes on classic favorites. Chef Albert Vasquez, formerly of Dish Society, is adding his spin on a variety of well known dishes. For example, their crab cake isn’t any old crab cake. It’s a crisp jumbo lump crab cake, covered in a comforting blanket of creamy remoulade, and topped with a perfectly pickled “Texan Escabeche.” The tart kick of the pickled and impeccably spiced veggies complimented the rich crab cake flawlessly. It was definitely a ”clean your plate” kind of dish! They have a great selection of fun appetizers, which, let’s be honest, is the best part of the meal. Options such as, lamb chops on a raw almond curry, yellowfin tuna tar tar, and house-made meatballs make choosing a starter the most difficult decision of the meal.

As far as entrees go, The Del offers options for everyone. From ooey gooey fondue topped cheeseburgers on freshly baked pretzel buns to crowd favorite, grilled pork chops, there’s so much to choose from. However, the star attraction for me was the braised short rib bolognese. Just remembering it now has me salivating like one of Pavlov’s dogs! Upon being brought out, it definitely didn’t look like your typical bolognese. With no characteristic chunky sauce in sight, I was skeptical. All it took was one bite to win me over. Melt in your mouth short rib and a light sauce packed with savory goodness is what you should expect with this rigatoni dish. Definitely unconventional, but I promise, it’s s winner!

Not only does The Del provide great food, but delicious cocktails, and a hip ambiance as well. Modern with a touch of industrial feel, plus a drive through window for bar service on the patio that pays homage to the building’s previous inhabitants, Hartz Chicken. Their spacious patio is loaded with games, like giant Jenga and corn hole, plus, comfy sofas and big screens for the big game! The Del is an all around home run, great for date night and family night alike. Be sure to check them out soon!

Brunch: Sunday 11am-3pm
Lunch: Monday-Saturday 11am- 4pm
Dinner: Monday-Thursday 4pm-10pm, Friday-Saturday 4pm-11pm, and Sunday 4pm-9pm
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 3pm-6:30pm

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Isabel Protomartir

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