Straw Stick & Brick Delicatessen Now Open Mondays and Tuesdays

Straw Stick Brick
5111 Georgia Ave, NW

More good deli news from Straw Stick & Brick Delicatessen (Née 3 Little Pigs):

“We will start opening Mondays and Tuesdays starting next week. We’ve been closed on those days since we first opened the shop in 2012 and are now ready to open. Our hours are now Monday- Friday 11am-8pm . Saturday 9am-7pm, and Sunday 9am-4pm.”

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  • Yay. At the moment, this is one of only a handful of truly quality establishments on Upper Georgia Avenue. We need more!

  • I’ve been meaning to try this out for a while. It just seems like all of the sandwiches are about 3 to 4 bucks more than what I would expect to pay. I try and get out to support new businesses in the area but I’m paying 14 dollars for a good sandwich. At 14 dollars a cold cut sandwich needs to change my life. Are the sandwiches that good? From the Yelp pics they look like something you would get at Potbelly.

    • no, they are lightyears ahead of potbelly. the meat is top notch and the bread they use is delicious. the sandwiches are also pretty large. I agree, they are expensive for a sandwich, but I think once in a while, they are worth it. I go there probably once every two weeks for lunch. Very friendly people and good food.

    • they are pricey but they will blow most places out of the water. It’s very, very good. As the other poster said great meats, great breads. They are huge too. We get a couple to share so you get try to more than one. BLT is my JAM.

      • justinbc

        They must have changed the portions over the years. When I went (back when it was 3LP) I ate two and felt like I had less than a full Potbelly sandwich.

    • Much, much better than Potbelly.

      Almost everything is made in the store.

      It is a bit pricey, but totally worth it. Plus they’re generally big. We generally get two sandwiches, and have plenty for two adults and two younger kids.

    • Thanks! I’ll have to go check them out then and get past my knee-jerk reaction on the price.

  • This place is fantastic, but I wish it was closer to the Petworth metro or even over on 14th St near Red Derby/Lymans/taqueria habanero/etc. Not being surrounded by much else, I find myself rarely considering it when I want to grab a sandwich. So much potential if it were closer to more apartments and density!

    • I think this is one of those places that stands to benefit from all the coming development on Kennedy Street. It is a bit isolated at the moment, but it’s top-notch quality.

      But yeah, business and population density are kind of a chicken and egg thing, aren’t they? If a couple of more places like this opened up on that strip of Georgia, maybe more people would move there. It’s a bus hop to the metro, but it’s also a lot cheaper than living right on the metro.

    • Bottom line is that there needs to be a deli or other sort of sand which ship near the Petworth metro or upper 14th St. SSB is fantastic, but it’s a bit isolated. If there was a sandwich shop near the metro (Taylor Gourmet) is go multiple times a week. Of course that’s take someone to get up off their ass and force Park Place to fill some vacancies!

    • justinbc

      If you’re going there for the express purpose of buying a sandwich, why do you care that there are no other restaurants around? It’s not like you would be eating at those places…

      • I think they mean it’s not near other attractions. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t go very far out of my way exclusively for a sandwich. A nice sit-down restaurant, maybe, but not quick casual food.

  • Super. Would be nice to see some more decent establishments on the stretch of Georgia North of Upshur.

  • Yes the sandwiches are good, better than something like Potbellys (which are pretty good themselves), and one of the few options in the immediate area. However, I don’t think they’re $14 good.

  • Potbelly is “pretty good” ??! They are gross, period. This place doesn’t belong in the same conversation with SSB. Place is awesome , and good quality food is not cheap.

    • Well aren’t you the foodie. I’d say Potbelly is a big step up from other widespread chains like Subway. Unless they are operating in an unsanitary manner it’s incorrect to characterize them as gross.

  • I disagree on good quality food is not cheap. I have a reverse commute and about twice a month I stop at Italian Store in Arlington on my way back into the city. They have the best grinders I have ever had. Hands down they are insane and for 8.99. I know its not in DC but I’ll wager SSBs rent is less than the Italian Store in Arlington. Anyway, I’m not doing this for a comparison. My original comment was just that this place is a little on the expensive side. I’ll have to get over that and try it out though.

    • Why do you think the Italian Store pays less in rent? It’s in a strip mall that you can only get to by car (unless you’re biking the Custis Trail). Plus, they’re been there FOREVER so they probably locked in a good deal a long time ago.
      For what it’s worth, this New Jersey-raised Italian-American doesn’t think The Italian Store’s sandwiches are that great, or at least they weren’t when I lived in the area 9 years ago.

    • justinbc

      You can get the same prices at Mangialardo’s in DC (or A. Litteri). It’s not quite as good as Italian Store, but it’s certainly on par with SSB and for a good bit less. They’re both bare bones operations though, no cute chalkboards or $80 per pound cured meats.

      • I think both are better than The Italian Store anyway. Not all ethnic food is better in the suburbs!

      • Thanks for the tip! I just wish we had something like them a little further north. I love my wife and kids but a good grinder is a close second. I think maybe SSB is pricing in a riskier operating environment too. They aren’t far from the craziness off Jefferson a few blocks north.

      • Not really a fair comparison. SSB cures all of their own meat while the others buy from wholesalers. There is a premium to pay for small batch cures (as with most products) – whether it is worth the extra price is a different conversation however.

  • Perfect! I keep wanting to bring the meat and cheese platter to book group but we meet on Tuesdays. I love their platter (but recommend calling ahead!).

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