Editors' pick

South Street Under

American, Bakery
$$$$ ($14 and under)
South Street Under photo
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Editorial Review

Tucked beneath Tuscarora Mill in Market Station, this bustling deli-bakery sells house-made breads and pastries, hot pressed sandwiches, coffee and takeout dinners. With seating for 50 inside and 75 on the patio, the restaurant serves as a community gathering place.

Ciabatta bread is the house specialty and comes in regular, rye and weekly special flavors such as apple and blue cheese, Parmesan and garlic, and chocolate chip. It lends its name to some of the hot panini sandwiches: Chicken Breast Ciapini gets its spicy and creamy punch from havarti cheese, spinach, tomato and hot pepper mayonnaise. Chicken, turkey and beef in the sandwiches are roasted on the premises. That chicken also figures in cold sandwiches such as the Almond Chicken Salad With Red Grapes and Tarragon Chicken.

Seasonal daily soups like gazpacho and butternut squash are sold by the cup or quart, and come with a loaf of ciabatta.

For dessert, try the dense brownies, cookies and decadent butterscotch pecan scones that are made all day. Cakes are available by special order.

Weeknight takeout dinners are built for four and include a green salad and loaf of ciabatta. On Mondays, that means Meatloaf With Mashed Potatoes and Gravy. And the restaurant packs picnics to go.

-- Erin Hartigan (Updated March 13, 2012)