|photography by Kevin Hunter Marple|
Dallas suffers from too many burger joints and not enough delis serving New York-style over-stuffed creations slathered with Russian dressing. Now, thanks to owners Bobby Hood and Ryan Kuehne, we have Gezellig, a New York delicatessen with a little touch of Europe and a lot of ales from Belgium. The list of draught beers is long and filled with Belgian Trappist ales, abbey ales, and Lambics. The sandwiches are superb—piles of corned beef, knockwurst, and sauerkraut covered with melted Swiss and cheddar and dripping in Russian dressing form “The Nowitzki.” There’s a salad plate—chicken, tuna, and turkey. A sausage plate—knockwurst and bratwurst with potato salad or coleslaw. And, like the Carnegie Deli in New York, a gloriously thick liverwurst sandwich on rye. 2010-C Greenville Ave. (between Oram and Prospect) 214-826-1700.
Update: Gezellig has closed.