Friday, June 10, 2011
Rosies Kitchen (Daytona Beach, FL)
1008 Ridgewood Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32117-2808, T: 386-253-2870
We landed in Daytona Beach because of a highly unsuccessful search for the InternationalHamburger Hall of Fame (I still have no clue whether it really exists or not). On our way to the museum we passed a sign saying "old Italian style homemade bread". While skeptical, we decided to go to this old and dodgy establishment, run for decades by Rosie (originally from New York) and her Basque husband.
We got one Turkey and one Tuna sandwich, which together with a soda came at $14. The bread was indeed amazing: freshly baked, still warm, dense, not sweet (!), the real Italian deal! Both sandwiches came with lettuce, tomato, and pepperoncini and were really tasty and filling.
Rosies Kitchen is one of the few places outside of the major Italian immigrant cities that can legitimately claim to serve Italian-style bread. If you ever find yourself in Daytona Beach, drunk or not, have your lunch at Rosies!