Newport Beach’s new Dory Deli will open its doors January 19,2015. Located just north of the Newport Beach Pier at the waterfront, it will bring an eclectic blend of sandwiches, salads, and breakfast complete with local craft beers and fresh-brewed espresso drinks.
Open 6 am daily, Dory Deli will offer a breakfast menu featuring items such as sweet potato biscuits and gravy and a bagel benedict made with Costa Mesa’s own Shirley’s Bagels. Said Executive Chef Chris Rubinstein, “I thought about the things that I like to eat for breakfast. I wanted to include items that were fun, yet simple. I tend to think simple is better, but it doesn’t have to mean boring, either.”
Dory Deli will offer espresso beverages made with locally roasted Kéan Coffee and pulled on Newport Beach’s only Slayer Espresso machine. “We chose Kéan because they’re a local, independent coffee roaster, and Martin (Diedrich) has a lot of respect in the industry,” said owner Andrew Gabriel. “When it came time to choose our espresso machine, there was no question- it had to be a Slayer. We’re the only ones around with this machine, which is handmade in Seattle. It’s unique in that it can flavor profile coffee, which will help make great Kean coffee even better.”
Open late to accommodate local night owls, the deli will serve artisan deli sandwiches and salads. Although deli staples will comprise part of the menu, guests can expect to see more than the traditional Philly cheesesteak or pastrami on rye. “I grew up in Philadelphia going to delis with my family. Sandwiches and Jewish food always played a big part in what my mom cooked and what we ate as a family. When I was writing the menu, I wanted traditional classics that you could find in any east coast Jewish deli, but I also wanted to put my own spin on them with what I’ve learned in my 18 years of nomadic cooking.”
People who lean toward a vegetarian diet will be happy as well, with a hearty selection of plant-based sandwiches like the oyster mushroom po’boy or buffalo cauliflower sandwich. “I never want to stray too far from my roots in plant-based cuisine. We take as much pride in our vegan or vegetarian items as we do in our traditional deli fare.”
In addition to a diverse menu, the deli will offer a well-balanced selection of beer and wine, including many local craft brews. Beers such as Noble Ale Works’ Big Whig IPA and Beach City Brewing’s Pierside Pilsner will be offered on draft, while a full wine menu will feature varieties from Napa, Santa Barbara, and New Z
“I’m excited to open Dory Deli,” said owner Mario Marovic. “It’s been a passion project of mine and I’m happy to finally be able to share it with the neighborhood. I wanted it to be representative of the Newport Beach lifestyle: a relaxing atmosphere that offers the best in food and drink. I look forward to coming here early in the morning with my two young children for breakfast or meeting my friends here for a beer in the evening.”ealand.
Dory Deli is located at 2108 ¾ West Oceanfront, Newport Beach, CA 92663. Open daily at 6 am for breakfast, with a full menu available until 12 am. On-site, metered parking available. Private events and off-site catering available by calling 949.220.7886 or visiting dorydeli.com