March 29, 2014
J: Do you know what I yearn for?
J: How bad is it if I say no?
J: The (Feuben) (fake Reuben) at DGS.
K: I guess I yearn for red wine…like all the time.
The city has surprisingly few delis, making DGS a welcome addition to the D.C. restaurant scene. And, DGS certainly does deli well – including suprisingly from a vegetarian perspective.
The pickles, cucumbers and a variety of veggies preserved in-house, are a great starter. For entrees, you can’t go wrong, from the eggplant Reuben (or, as J calls it, the Feuben), to the latkes, or to the falafel plate. The veggie sides, such as the flash-fried brussel sprouts, are also delicious.
Drinks include sodas made on the premises and a variety of cocktails, wine, and beer. Although delis are commonly viewed as best for lunchtime fare, the menu and drinks make DGS versatile regardless of the time of day or the crowd.