New Moto Deli In Encinitas

Moto Deli Will Offer Wholesome Artisan Deli Goods & Scooter Delivery Come January 2016

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One of San Diego’s premier culinary authorities is revving up to unveil a motorcycle-inspired sandwich shop in the heart of Encinitas. Locally renowned Chef Alex Carballo (Stone Brewing Co., URBN Brewing), along with local entrepreneur Mario Warman, have acquired the lease to a 1,200 square foot property at 810 North Coast Highway 101.

Drawing on the trademark outdoor lifestyle synonymous with Encinitas, the duo aspires to create a hub for the active community to congregate and connect with chef-driven deli fare made entirely from scratch, local craft beer and close proximity to beaches.

Mario Warman, a global traveler and motorcycle enthusiast with a passion for food, will manifest his experiences with the opening of Moto Deli. Moto Deli will be housed in a 1927 building, which was formerly home to iconic neighborhood go-to, Sub Palace. The design will feature many of the original architectural details such as original redwood, new concrete walls and touches of steel, while invoking the nostalgia of an authentic mechanic shop—a nod to Warman’s love for motorcycles.

“We want to celebrate the long history of this established deli location and update it to emphasize our appreciation for gourmet cuisine. We are so excited to share our passions with the local community – it’s a place where the Moto lifestyle will converge with good beer and even better sandwiches,” says Mario. The motorcycle theme continues with the eatery’s convenient scooter delivery service that will bring fresh, artisan sandwiches direct to North County doorsteps.

With a fresh take on classic deli fare, Moto Deli’s sandwiches will feature wholesome ingredients and hearty portions – a menu that has been created by the restaurant’s talented Executive Chef & Partner, Alex Carballo.

“Everything we’re doing is from scratch. We’re essentially bringing together all of the elements you love about fine dining in an approachable application,” says Carballo. “We’re making our own bread, roasting and smoking meats daily, crafting charcuterie and sourcing fresh local fish and produce.” The sandwich lineup will be complemented by all house made kettle chips, jarred condiments, sauces, pickles and more.

Nationally respected as of one of Restaurant Hospitality Magazine’s “12 to watch in 2012”, Alex Carballo has been noted in top industry publications such as Food & Wine, Sunset Magazine and Draft Magazine. During his tenure Alex manned the helm in some of San Diego’s most prestigious kitchens (Crosby Country Club, Indigo Grill, Brigantine and The Fishery), but it was his five-year stint as General Manager/Executive Chef at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens in Escondido that earned his regional acclaim. Carballo is also currently a partner in the wildly successful local brewery, URBN Brewing.

Anticipated opening for Moto Deli is January 2016.

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