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Corti Bros.’ deli named one of America’s best

Published: Thursday, May. 29, 2014 - 10:39 am

The well-stocked delicatessen at Corti Bros. Market made Food & Wine magazine’s list of the nation’s 22 best delicatessens.

“There are few things better than an iconic American delicatessen, where high-quality ingredients and oversize servings are the norm,” writes Roger Kamholz at the online site.

Of Corti Bros., he says, “This Italian grocery takes its delicacies seriously—so seriously, in fact, that it’s been publishing a lengthy newsletter about its offerings since 1967. Their deli sandwiches are legendary for a reason.”

Corti Bros. joins two other California delis on the list — Saul’s in Berkeley ( and Wise Sons in San Francisco (

Corti Bros. Market is at 5810 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento; (916) 736-3800,

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Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's Food & Wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farm workers in Lodi. Chris also judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. His profile of a former gangbanger-turned-pastry-chef was included in Da Capo's "Best Food Writing 2012."

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Allen Pierleoni writes about casual lunchtime restaurants in The Sacramento Bee's weekly "Counter Culture" column. He covers a broad range of topics, including food, travel, books and authors. In addition to writing the weekly column "Between the Lines," he oversees the Sacramento Bee Book Club, in which well-known authors give free presentations to the public.

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