The following restaurants have previously occupied or currently occupy this location.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Saturday, July 27, 2013
On Friday, July 26, 2013 I had lunch in Winchester at the Paradise Bakery and Deli which had its grand opening on July 13. It occupies the entire building at 714 Berryville Avenue in the shopping center at the northwest corner of Berryville Avenue and Baker Lane, near Domino's Pizza, and has off-street parking. The entrance is in the center of the building, which has the deli in the left half as you go in. The bakery area to your right is not open to the public.
A refrigerated case for bottled drinks is on your right just as you go in, and two glass cases in the back display bakery products. The one on your right has sweet-tooth items, and the one on your left has rolls. The cases are in line with a counter to your left, and the open kitchen area is behind all this up against the wall. It equipment includes a rotisserie.
The menu isn't very elaborate. Its major divisions are Breakfast, with Sandwiches or a Classic Breakfast, along with Lunch and Dinner. These offerings are Sandwiches and Subs, Philly Steak and Cheese, Rotisserie Chicken Sandwich, Gyros, and Tacos. There are also Appetizers, Rotisserie Chicken (Whole, Half, or 1/4), and Beverages. This is the only place I have seen where one of the meat choices in Tacos includes tripe.
My server was from El Salvador, and I ordered the rotisserie chicken sandwich, which had lettuce, tomato, onions, and green peppers. I also ordered a Coke in a glass bottle from Mexico; these are sweetened with sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup. The sandwich came in a large roll on a heavy washable plastic platter with lots of Fries. The sandwich was nothing special, with some gristle in the chicken, but the fries were hot and crisp.
Paradise offers carryout and dine-in service. Seating has five tables for two along the front window, and one table for two and two tables for four in the center of the room. There are large windows along the front and one end of the building; these and the light colors of the floors, ceiling, and walls make the ambience light and airy. I don't rate this place as a keeper, now that I know what it's like.
Winchester City Bagels was the last occupier of 714 Berryville Avenue; I remember eating there about three years ago. Paradise Bakery and Deli is open until 8:00 PM every day of the week. It opens at 5:00 AM weekdays, and at 10:00 AM on weekends. Although I was the first patron at noon, both carryout and dine-in customers came while I was there.— Perry Crabill
Wednesday, July 24, 2013