People frequently ask me to direct them to a real Jewish Deli in Wichita.
Sadly, I can’t, because we don’t have one.
At least I can console them by sharing information about Deli Day, a once-a-year event put on by Congregation Emanu-El, 7011 E. Central. The dinner, which costs $15 a person, is coming up on Sunday, Nov. 9.
It’s served from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and offers attendees a choice of a brisket dinner or corned beef sandwich meal. Both are excellent, and the brisket is cooked using a recipe handed down by the mother of congregant member and Deli Day volunteer Scott Redler, co-founder of the Freddy’s Frozen Custard chain.
I have three pairs of tickets to the dinner to give away. If you want to win a pair, just go to my Facebook page, Facebook.com/diningwithdenise, and look for the post at the top of the page about Deli Day. Go to the comments section and tell me which deli sandwich is your favorite -- even if the answer is that you don’t know. I’ll randomly draw three winners from all the comments collected by 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6. (You might as well go ahead and “like” my page while you’re there, if you haven’t already.)
I’ll also have a more extensive story about the dinner in the Go! section on Friday, Nov. 7.