Hazel’s Lucky Dice Delicatessen Brings A Jewish Style Deli To Cooper Young
Intimate late-night music venue Bar DKDC is now seeing the light of day with Karen Carrier’s latest project—a Jewish style deli in the heart of Cooper Young. Hazel’s, named after her mother, had a soft opening today in Cooper Young.
Hazel’s is open for lunch takeout only, every weekday. That’s Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (On weekends, the space and patio is used for Beauty Shop dining.)
When Hazel’s is open, there is a patio with a few tables, but table service is not provided at this time.
The menu features all your favorite New York deli sandwiches, including pastrami, Reuben, corned beef, smoked salmon, Gravlox, and more, all on Jewish rye or bagels, plus favorites like knish, matzo ball soup, Hebrew National dogs, and Beef on Weck—something I haven’t seen outside of Buffalo, New York, though I’m sure it’s around other places in The North.
There’s a tofu Reuben, too, if you’d like a vegetarian option.
At $14 – $17 a pop, the sandwiches aren’t a bargain lunch. Considering all the ingredients are brought in from the best purveyors around the country—right down to the pickles—it’s absolutely worth an occasional splurge.
I panicked and ordered the super simple Hazel’s Mazel with a knish, but the pastrami was so flavorful and delicious that I have no real regrets. I will, however, be back to try the matzo ball soup and a fully loaded Reuben.
964 South Cooper St
Memphis, Tennessee 38104