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C4 Deli brings New York-style delicatessen to downtown Santa Ana

C4 Deli in downtown Santa Ana serves such classic sandwiches as muffuletta.
C4 Deli in downtown Santa Ana serves such classic sandwiches as muffuletta.
Ajenda Public Relations

C4 Deli: the Cure for the Common, a time-honored, counter service, New York-style delicatessen has arrived in Santa Ana. The deli is the creation of Chapter One restaurant owners Jeff Hall and Jeff Jensen. The C4 Deli blends the contemporary, yet timeless elements of a boutique wine bar and craft beer store. It serves breakfast, lunch and late night bites. Happy Hour is daily from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Hall and Jensen said the concept of C4 Deli is consistent with their focus of, "local-centric, scratch-kitchen with a worldly, artisan beverage program."

C4 Deli adds a creative flair on the traditional deli by using only the freshest local ingredients prepared in store. No detail is overlooked in preparation from its on-site fresh baked bread and hand cured meats, to the pickling of fresh produce and condiments made from scratch daily. The beer and wine selection and other refreshments receive the same attention to detail.

Among items on the sandwich menu are a Homemade Porchetta with broccoli rabe; a Caprese with mozzarella, tomato, basil, lemongrass pesto and balsamic vinaigrette; and a Muffuletta with salami, capicola, mortadella, olive salad, and emmentaler cheese.

Breakfast includes items from scones to cream of quinoa and the C4 Breakfast Burrito (corned beef hash) and a vegan tofu scramble. Of course, dessert includes cheesecake and fresh baked cookies.

A large selection of cold sides include Cous Cous salad with mint, red bell pepper, cucumber, parsley, garlic, and chopped almonds; a Curried Broccoli Salad with toasted cashews, bacon, white raisins, and curry mayo; and Hearts of Palm salad with white bean, Soledad Goat Farm's goat cheese, avocado, peas and red wine vinaigrette.

The C4 Deli has an ever-changing beverage program of wines, beers, aperitifs that follow seasons. There are more than 100 beer, wine and cocktail offerings. According to the owners, the goal is to invoke a comfortable yet rewarding sense of adventure. A large selection of craft beers and boutique wines are available to purchase to take home.

The deli's interior pays homage to the Art Deco flair of the 1920's with the simplicity of 1950's style (arguably the two golden ages of the delicatessen concept.) It is located at 200 N. Broadway in the Santa Ana Artists Village. 714-263-1555.

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