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Delicatesse's yummy sandwiches come with a pickle, salad and choice of side. Credit: CVI Crapcam

What: The Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Where: Delicatesse, 117 La Plaza, Palm Springs

How much: $7.95

Contact: 760-300-3601;

Why: It’s spicy, fresh and delicious.

My, how time flies.

I’ve been intrigued by Delicatesse, located in downtown Palm Springs’ La Plaza, ever since it opened. I looove good deli, yet I had never managed to stop in to try Delicatesse’s “Euro deli delights”; either I was walking by when it was closed at night, or I was zooming by on my way somewhere else during the day. I figured this neglect had been going on for several months now, maybe even a half-year or so.

Nope. According to the Delicatesse website, the place has been open since January 2014. In other words, the place has now been open for a year.

Wow. Well, I discovered what I’ve been missing when I finally resolved to have lunch there—specifically, I’ve been missing some most-excellent sandwiches.

On what is now two recent visits (yes, the food was so good, we went back again just a couple of days later), we have enjoyed several sandwiches, all of which have been splendid. However, the one that has kept our mouths watering the most is the buffalo chicken sandwich.

Buffalo chicken? At a Euro deli? Why, yes; don’t ask me to explain it. I asked the friendly gentleman behind the counter what he recommended on my initial visit, and “buffalo chicken” was the answer. Served on a choice of bread (I recommend the German rye) and with a choice of cheese, the sauced-up, sliced-then-shredded warm chicken packs a spicy, savory punch. This isn’t the buffalo wing sauce you’d find at your average wings joint; this is soooo much better.

However, the goodness goes beyond the sauce; it extends to the fresh bread and the high-quality meats (which you can peruse in the deli counter).

Apparently, I am not the only person who’s a fan; on both recent visits, I got the last buffalo chicken sandwich of the day, because the rest of the tasty chicken had been gobbled up by hungry customers. So, go early, You’ll be glad you did.

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Jimmy Boegle

Jimmy Boegle is the founding editor and publisher of the Coachella Valley Independent. He is also the executive editor and publisher of the Reno News & Review in Reno, Nev. A native of Reno, the Dodgers...