Ybor City's Sunday's Delicatessen is closing this week

The deli was a throwback to Sunday's roots as a kid in Long Island when he would make bagels before school.

click to enlarge Ybor City's Sunday's Delicatessen is closing this week (2)
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There weren't very many sandwiches in Tampa Bay that could cure a long night out like the Hang Over Hero from Sunday's Delicatessen.

Well, you better tie one this week and get it one more time because Sunday's is closing for good on Friday, July 29, just shy of its 10th anniversary in the historic district.

The restaurant made the announcement on social media, with a simple thank you to loyal patrons who came in for the giant sandwiches, devil crabs, and unique offerings like the Norwegian grilled cheese with smoked salmon, havarti, pickled onion, horseradish aioli and chives on rye.

Sunday's—located at 1930 E 7th Ave.—opened in October 2012 after its Sunday's Fine Dining concept closed across the street. At the time, Chef Dave Sunday told Creative Loafing Tampa Bay that the fine dining space was just too big.

No reason was given for the deli's closing, but CL is catching up with Sunday tomorrow and will update this post with new information.

The deli was a throwback to Sunday's roots as a kid in Long Island when he would make bagels before school. He spent his afternoons making salads and sandwiches. Inside, his staff hustled to serve a busy lunch crowd which may or may not have known that there was a ginormous 1945 steel Hobart mixer nicknamed "Darth Vader." The mixer helped make the extra wide baguettes Sunday's Deli came to be known for.

This is a developing post.

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