• Winning the Crowd With Sandwiches

    FROM THE Summer 2014 ISSUE

    The Definition of Beauty 

PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY, ham and cheese and club sandwiches are a thing of the past. The next time you treat the crew to an in-house lunch, make sure to check out one of these tantalizing Minneapoli-based sandwich artists to kick afternoon productivity into high gear.

Be’wiched Deli
The art of the sandwich is easily ignored by many, but Be’wiched Deli takes its craft seriously. As the first chef-driven deli in the region, Be’wiched provides a menu of classic sammies with handmade quality and only the freshest ingredients. Smoked turkey, pulled pork and egg salad are a few old favorites.
800 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612.767.4330

Allie’s Deli & Catering
Located in downtown Minneapolis’ Rand Tower, Allie’s is surrounded by the corporate lunch rush, which it handles with top customer service and fresh, homemade sandwiches. Choose from specialty options like Massive Veggie and California Turkey, or customize orders to your liking. Allie’s is open for breakfast and lunch during the week, but still provides deliveries during afternoon hours.
527 Marquette Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612.333.6425

Caffrey’s Deli & Subs
Caffrey’s is known for satisfying a late-night craving here or there, but their sandwiches taste even better in the middle of a long work day. This Uptown sub shop prides itself on a wide selection of hot subs delivered to your door in near-perfect form (no soggy messes here). A couple sandwich knockouts include The Ranch Gobbler and The Blue Cow. Open seven days a week until 3 a.m., Caffrey’s delivers throughout the Minneapolis area.
3008 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612.822.5551

The Brothers Deli
The history of the authentic New York-style Brothers Deli dates back to 1935, so it’s safe to say these guys know their way around a sandwich. The deli’s expertise is in turkey, pastrami and corned beef sandwiches. Snappy sandwich names like Cousin Tony, Papa Mike and Messy Bessy only add to the around-the-corner charm of The Brothers.
50 S. 6th St., Minneapolis; 612.341.8007

Lunch Cube
An unhealthy sandwich is likely to drag everyone down into an afternoon slump, but Lunch Cube’s nutritiously delicious artisanal creations will give everyone a midday kick in the pants. Mastering the art of fast and healthy, Lunch Cube features specialties like the pesto club and spicy chicken, and many other classic deli sandwiches. Lunch Cube caters specifically to downtown Minneapolis, but is more than willing to deliver large orders outside of downtown. 1122 Harmon Place, Minneapolis; 612.225.6800

Baldamar’s location—next to the Von Maur at Rosedale Center—might give the wrong first impression. The hip, fine dining restaurant is a fresh concept for the area, one that could easily fit into a more foodie-centric area. Randy Stanley, owner of 6Smith in Wayzata, calls Baldamar a legacy restaurant that just happens to be next a mall (he similarly describes 6Smith as a restaurant that happens to have a lake attached). “I’ve always liked this part of the Twin Cities,” says Stanley. “I love the thriving, local community.


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Your meetings and events aren't confined to one place, so why should your bar be? Take your tap to go with a mobile bar at your next shindig.
Hitch & Sip
Hitch & Sip first opened its restored 1970s trailer in May 2018 and has been serving corporate happy hours, trade shows, client appreciation events and more ever since. The cash bar can be set up indoors or outdoors and is entirely customizable.