Deli, dolly, dogs / Cafetería, carretilla, caliente

La versión en español está después de la versión en inglés.

The heat is expected to rise over the next few days. Only to the low 30sC / 90sF, which is much less oppressive than other parts of the country and world. But, being spoiled by our climate, it’s a bit much for me some days. During our first (and very hot) summer in Sevilla, I was exploring the entire city every day when the temperature was in the 40sC / 100sF.

We’re looking forward to our trip to Norway in 9 days where the temps are expected to peak no higher than 19˚C / 66˚F the entire month. And then there’s the rain, which will be welcome — although only for about a minute and a half by San Geraldo. Even our neighborhood dogs have succumbed to the heat, as you’ll see in the photos below.

A new casual restaurant has opened nearby. They call it a deli and it even has pastrami sandwiches. They’re clearly British. They have salt beef on the menu. In the States, that would be called corned beef. I might check it out in September.

Over the years, we’ve several times thought a hand truck (dolly) would be of use to us. With the books we’ve been hauling to the post office, we finally decided to invest in one. It was surprisingly cheap, of exceptional quality, and easy to use. Helly Dolly!

The final two photos demonstrate the effects of a day in the sun. Although, I can’t remember which was before and which was after.


Se espera que el calor aumente en los próximos días. Solo a los bajos 30sC / 90sF, que es mucho menos opresivo que en otras partes del país y del mundo. Pero, mimado por nuestro clima, es un poco demasiado para mí algunos días. Durante nuestro primer (y muy caluroso) verano en Sevilla, estuve explorando toda la ciudad todos los días cuando la temperatura estaba en los 40C / 100F.

Estamos ansiosos por nuestro viaje a Noruega en 9 días, donde se espera que las temperaturas alcancen un máximo de 19˚C / 66˚F durante todo el mes. Y luego está la lluvia, que será bienvenida, aunque solo por un minuto y medio en San Geraldo. Incluso los perros de nuestro vecindario han sucumbido al calor, como verás en las fotos a continuación.

Un nuevo restaurante informal ha abierto cerca. Lo llaman charcutería e incluso tiene sándwiches de pastrami. Son claramente británicos. Tienen carne salada en el menú. En los Estados Unidos, eso se llamaría corned beef. Podría comprobarlo en septiembre.

A lo largo de los años, hemos pensado varias veces que una carretilla plegable sería útil. Con los libros que hemos estado transportando a la oficina de correos, finalmente decidimos invertir en uno. Era sorprendentemente barato, de una calidad excepcional, y fácil de usar.

Las dos fotos finales demuestran los efectos de un día bajo el sol. Aunque, no puedo recordar cuál fue antes y cuál fue después.

• Sorry I didn’t get a shot of the menu in Spanish.
• Lo siento, no hice una foto del menú en español.
• I don’t know why they’re not inside. The owners have air conditioning!
• No sé por qué no están adentro. Los propietarios tienen aire acondicionado!

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

33 thoughts on “Deli, dolly, dogs / Cafetería, carretilla, caliente”

  1. I am jealous and happy for you to go to Norway! I have never been there.
    The restaurant pricing looks reasonable to me. Things are going well it seems

    1. Roentare:
      The prices at the deli do look good. It depends on how generous the servings are. Norway is an incredible country. So much natural beauty. Some fascinating and charming cities. Can’t wait.

    1. Bob:
      Butt cheeks was very pleasing from the front, but I was so close I had to wait until he turned before I could get a picture.

  2. Good prices for lunch, if the food is good. Are the two red shorts the same person?

    1. David:
      Of course (ahem) the two red shorts are the same person. Taken just a few hours apart.

  3. It’s still 80F/27C here in London, although the wind is (for a change) keeping temperatures at a pleasantly enjoyable level in our garden. I prefer this to Norway’s cold and rain any day.

    Corned beef over here in the UK is the pressed, tinned, fatty variety which became a staple food during the rationing days of WW2 and thereafter, and is still popular today. Salt beef is widely associated with kosher Jewish cuisine (as I believe it is in New York) and served sliced with sliced gherkins/pickles in a bagel or white bread roll. Either way, it’s delicious! Jx

    1. Jon:
      In New York, what you describe as salt beef is called corned beef. Corned beef in a tin, I’ve seen in the UK, and blech.

  4. Oh yes, I could easily live in year round 19C!
    You guys will appreciate the temperature change I am sure.

    1. Jim:
      Year-round 19C would not be pleasant for us, but it will be nice for a change. Although that’s projected to be the high while we’re there, so we’ll be wearing lots of layers.

    1. Debra:
      I wonder what I’ll think of that new deli. Too warm and humid to sit outside there this week. We hauled 32 books, weighing 3-kilos each, to the post office last week.

  5. I never developed a taste for corned beef. Waaaay too salty for my aging taste buds. The dolly is cute, but the dogs had me laughing hard! My plush bears can still be found in compromising positions around the house. Balder Half needed a hobby since retiring, and porn plushies are harmless as a pastime.

    1. Deedles:
      Porn Plushies! A new toy line. I bet they’d become collectibles. I laughed when I saw the dogs, too. Good corned beef doesn’t have to be overwhelmingly salty, although it IS salt-cured.

  6. Back in the 1980’s, I liked corned beef until I went to Montreal and had a “Montreal smoked meat” sandwich at a famous Jewish deli. It was thick-sliced, fatty lukewarm corned beef on a stale bagel that paled in comparison to the menu offerings at Oscar’s Deli in Winnipeg. To this day, I miss Oscar’s heavenly chicken matzo-ball soup and lean pastrami on fresh rye with a sour pickle! YUM!

    1. Tundra Bunny:
      Ew, Montreal smoked meat sounds disgusting. I guess they called it that so no one could accuse them of serving crap corned beef. I had pastrami at the 2nd Avenue Deli in New York in April that was perfect… and sour pickles!

    1. Salt beef (or corned beef, whatever) with a dressing that was invented for seafood???! And wtf connection would that vile connection have with Paddy’s Day? I’m agog….Jx

      1. Jon:
        Corned beef and cabbage was always our go-to Saint Paddy’s Day meal. And I hated it.

    2. Kirk:
      Usually Russian dressing and/or mustard. I don’t know how they serve it at this new place.

  7. Those poor dogs on the balcony are on the way to heat stroke. Oy, the suffering. I’m sure Norway will be wonderful. The photos you take of “colorful” characters had me wishing I could photograph people in line at the post office yesterday, but in that small space it would have been noticeable that I was taking pictures and the people I was taking pictures of probably would have been furious. One was a woman wearing dirty fuzzy slippers (used to be pink, I think, but had turned dusty gray) and a one-piece garment that was kind of a camisole combined with shorts. I guess it could be called a body suit, and oh boy, did it ever show off her body in a most unpleasant way. She had visible thong lines. She topped it off with a night cap. It was like watching a train wreck.


    1. janiejunebug:
      Ew, that sounds better (i.e. worse) than what I see around here. I have been known to discreetly snap away in small spaces. You have to make sure to have the camera click sound turned off and be really subtle. I would have loved to have seen (no I wouldn’t) the woman in the post office.

    1. Urspo:
      Oh, I hope not. That sauce is popular of course in the British places around town. Blech. And double that blech for kippers.

    1. Sassybear:
      I love corned beef sandwiches and don’t need the sauerkraut to be happy. I hate corned beef and cabbage, though. I don’t know why we waited so long for the handtruck. It only cost about €50.

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