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Mollica's Market & Deli marks 30 years

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Mollica’s celebrates 30 years in business this month, functioning both as a casual sit-down spot and grab-and-go deli, with freezers near the register stuffed with house-made sausages and ready-to-heat family-sized pastas. For a late lunch to-go, I request a recommendation and am pointed to the Grinder ($8.29/8-inch) off the sandwich menu — a straightforward, no-nonsense Italian pork sausage-and-a-half with foundational salt, pepper and red pepper flake, plus a serious fennel edge. It’s a nice product, here wrapped over mild melted Provolone and simple sweated bell peppers, with a rich, zesty and meaty tomato sauce at the ready in a side ramekin. It helps hydrate bites from a dry, chewy La Baguette Italian roll, the sandwich’s weak link. For the price and quantity, which includes a side of vinegary, herbaceous pasta salad punctuated by carrot choppings, it proves serviceable and worthwhile.
Location Details Mollica's Italian Market & Deli
985 Garden of the Gods Road
Northwest/Rockrimmon
Colorado Springs, CO
598-1088
Italian

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