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Greek Deli Express, Farragut West - Chef Kostas Fostieris on 19th and L Streets NW


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Sheesh. Greek Deli is a true DC institution as is Kostas. Love the place...and him with all his quirky cantankerousness (not a word).

When this popped up atop DC Restaurants here, I worried there was some bad news, like a closing...since this isn't a spot that gets frequent comment since sort of part of the 19th St sidewalk there.

All good. And, yeah, that was a great "overheard" exchange though have to wonder some how often blogs like that fabricate stuff since neither FCC nor WaPo Factchecker has resources or inclination to verify amusing trifles like that. Does surely sound like Kostas, a clichéd Greek version of the famed Seinfeldian soup vendor, albeit nicer.

Long live Greek Deli!

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I tried to go today.  Sign says it is open 7 am to 4 pm.  Walked in a little before 10 am.  "We open at 11."  But your sign...  "We're here at 7 but we open at 11."

(They have a breakfast menu posted... I wasn't in the mood to argue with someone who clearly didn't want to serve me. Mr. BLB and I have been talking about having a lunch date to revisit it and the memories of our days living in Dupont--I think we'll head to CF Folks instead...)

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39 minutes ago, bookluvingbabe said:

I tried to go today.  Sign says it is open 7 am to 4 pm.  Walked in a little before 10 am.  "We open at 11."  But your sign...  "We're here at 7 but we open at 11."

(They have a breakfast menu posted... I wasn't in the mood to argue with someone who clearly didn't want to serve me. Mr. BLB and I have been talking about having a lunch date to revisit it and the memories of our days living in Dupont--I think we'll head to CF Folks instead...)

They used to be open for breakfast - probably wasn't economical for them to do it anymore. That neighborhood is losing tenants with all the building tear downs and construction. Plus WaWa across the street, I'm sure it was too much to compete with that. Quality hasn't changed, though, so you should definitely try to get back there. Funny thing, CF Folks has a similar "soup nazi" vibe to it...😏

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On 9/18/2018 at 11:11 AM, bookluvingbabe said:

I tried to go today.  Sign says it is open 7 am to 4 pm.  Walked in a little before 10 am.  "We open at 11."  But your sign...  "We're here at 7 but we open at 11."

(They have a breakfast menu posted... I wasn't in the mood to argue with someone who clearly didn't want to serve me. Mr. BLB and I have been talking about having a lunch date to revisit it and the memories of our days living in Dupont--I think we'll head to CF Folks instead...)

In my experience their breakfast service was only ever active between 7-9 or so (but I haven't been that early in a few years).  You probably caught them in break down/transition to lunch and got Kosta-ed.

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