We were delighted to read this review from Rob Young in Charleston Scene.
Hello Deli: The best Reuben in town?
By Rob Young, Special to The Post and Courier
Thursday, June 10, 2010
The Hello Deli comes by way of its memorable owner: Nathan Harvey, a Charleston restaurant veteran whose last venture was the eponymously named Nathan’s Deli on Ashley River Road.
These days, Nathan operates from the old Franco’s restaurant on Mall Drive, near North Charleston City Hall and the Verizon Wireless Call Center.
He helps prepare breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday, serving meals many of his former patrons might recognize.
Breakfast brings lox, onion and eggs, challah French toast, and Belgian waffles, while lunch delivers specialty sandwiches such as a Dagwood-style, triple-decker club sandwich, and the Sailor with knockwurst, pastrami and Swiss cheese.
One thing’s for sure: Reuben skills, this man has. Served open- or closed-faced, the sandwich ($6.99) arrives on grilled, buttery-soft marble bread, filled thick with corned beef or pastrami, sauerkraut, melted Swiss cheese and creamy Russian dressing. It’s a heavenly piece of work.
Similarly, the Monte Cristo ($6.99), containing slices of turkey and baked ham, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing, also comes on marble bread.
While another show stopper, the Asheville Special ($6.99), gathers homemade turkey and havarti cheese onto grilled, wheatberry bread, which is smeared with cranberry mayonnaise.
Otherwise, the Hello Deli offers several traditional hot or cold sandwiches — rare roast beef, roast brisket, liverwurst and additional kosher meats, for instance — on a variety of breads such as rye, white, whole wheat and Kaiser.
Overall, it’s a tasty deli, fine enough to merit a visit, and, yes, hopefully, repeated hellos from its patrons.