published Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Sweet Peppers Deli has much to offer

The Mediterranean chicken panini at Sweet Peppers is a tasty sandwich. Served here with a bowl of crawfish bisque, it was plenty of food for lunch.
The Mediterranean chicken panini at Sweet Peppers is a tasty sandwich. Served here with a bowl of crawfish bisque, it was plenty of food for lunch.
Barry Courter

Last week, we were traveling down Broad Street on our way to our usual sandwich place when we spotted a parking spot near Sweet Peppers Deli. I'd never been and was game to give it a try.

The first thing I noticed was the sidewalk patio and the open, airy feel of the place. The second thing was the extensive menu and the variety. In the salads section alone, you can choose among chef, Waldorf, taco or Big Greek Hummus salads.

I went with the Mediterranean chicken panini. Not seeing the list of side orders, I had to ask the cashier what was available and, despite the fact that he'd probably repeated it about a hundred times that day alone, he kindly pointed out the choices. I chose the crawfish bisque. The cashier said it came in a small cup. He understated by about half.

What I got was more like a bowl and very good.

The sandwich was also good. It came with sliced chicken tossed in Greek dressing and served with Genoa salami, pepperoni and provolone cheese on ciabatta.

Though it was a lot of food, both items were really good and made me want to go back and try something else.

Contact Barry Courter at bcourter@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6354.

What he got

* The place: Sweet Peppers Deli, 407 Broad St.

* The dish: Mediterranean chicken panini, crawfish bisque.

* The cost: $9.70 with tax.

about Barry Courter...

Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press. He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987. He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section. Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism. He previously was ...

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