Coming Soon: A North Beach Deli from Pete Mrabe, and Brenda's Original Po'Boys


A muffaletta from Brenda’s. Photo via Facebook.

Owner Pete Mrabe of ~DON PISTO’S~ and ~THE CHUBBY NOODLE~ in North Beach will soon have a third place to add to his burgeoning empire: a deli. While he can’t announce the actual location just yet, he said he plans to open it in the next three months. The deli will feature housemade meats (like pastrami and beef tongue) and lots of housemade items like pickled chiles and more. He also said there will be a huge selection of cold cuts. There will be both hot and cold sandwiches, plus some prepared foods and salads. I’ll keep you updated as details emerge.

Eater picked up the news in The Accidental Wino that New Orleans native Brenda Buenviaje of ~BRENDA’S FRENCH SOUL FOOD~ and her wife and partner Libby Truesdell are going to be opening a po’boy shop in the Lower Fillmore. ~BRENDA’S ORIGINAL PO’BOYS~ will have a menu with 15 different po’boys (check the Eater post for the menu), with a counter, outdoor seating, and beer and wine. Stand by for news on the location; look for a January opening.