Maplewood Deli and Grille just marked its one-year anniversary. It’s hard to believe the place has only been open for a year – it felt like a village institution almost from day one. That might be because owner Sean Flood ran the legendary Campus Sub Shop in South Orange for many moons, before skipping over the border to Maplewood.
We chatted about goings-on in lower Baristaville, while tucking into the chicken cheddar panini, the Tuscan sandwich, the southwestern chicken quesadilla, and the Maplewood Salad (those croutons are rightfully famous).
As an added bonus, Baristanet’s own Joy Yagid had her photographs on display inside the restaurant. In fact, Joy curates the deli’s rotating art exhibit. Currently, artist Sandra Charlap is being featured.
Maybe next time we can meet for a drink at The Gate — all welcome. Who’s in?
Baristas shown above, from left to right: Carolyn Maynard-Parisi, Erika Bleiberg, Joy Yagid, Debbie Galant