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A Sando To Go

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First day of summer, baby, and that means it’s about to get hot here in Reno and Truckee. We’ve been enjoying pretty mild temperatures, but things are going to start cranking. And when they do, you should know exactly where you can grab a great sando to go. Because you have places to be and things to do this summer, …

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Long Live the Summer Sandwich

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Summer and sandwiches go together like tequila and lime. From versatility to portability, there is literally a sandwich for everyone, anywhere. And while we’ve argued – compellingly, we might add – that there’s no better meal that the ol’ soup and sandwich combo on a wintry day, today, we’re giving you all the reasons that a summer sandwich can’t be …

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Local and Loving It

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Back when FBD co-owners Eric and Tom opened the doors to their Truckee deli, the goal was always the kind of place locals would love. Fast forward more than a decade, and both the Truckee and Reno delis have become exactly that. But here’s the thing about being truly local – it goes both ways. That’s why FBD partners with …

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Three Reasons Eating Local is Becoming a Thing

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Call it the dawning of the independent era, or something equally optimistic and vague. But restaurant research firms are thrilled to bits with this newsworthy trend of lagging sales at big chain restaurants, with the independents and smaller chains outpacing them impressively. It’s a reversal of what went on literally for decades. So what’s the deal? Why do Americans suddenly …

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What Makes a Sandwich Gourmet?

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The food scene in Reno and Truckee is getting better all the time, with new places popping up on the regular. Next time you’re perusing the limited – or “curated,” as they say – menu in one of these fine little establishments and you wonder what exactly they mean by gourmet sandwiches, remember this post. What makes a sandwich gourmet? …

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Wait – Are Sandwiches Trendy After All?

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Well, this is a little embarrassing. Last week, we wrote an entire post about sandwiches being, thankfully, not trendy. Turns out, sandwiches can be trendy, after all! That’s what we learned from this crazy Sandwich Consumer Trend Report. Here’s how the sandos at Full Belly Deli officially stack up. The Sandwich Statistics Sandwiches are popular, we get it. But this …

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The Not-So-French Dip at Full Belly Deli

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When the French dip is good, it’s very, very good. But when it’s bad, it’s horrid. Punishable offenses include rubbery, overcooked roast beef, stale bread, old dish water masquerading as au jus, just so much sadness. But a French dip done right, well, that’s a reason to celebrate. Spoiler – the Not So French Dip here at Full Belly Deli …