On the way to Minute Maid Park on Sunday, I stopped by to visit Joe Hernandez at his new place “Mr. Joe’s Deli” on Preston. The last time I saw Joe was in 2001 when the Houston Press ran a story about the light rail construction putting Joe and a lot of other small family-run restaurants out of business.
It was great to see him back. His sandwich shop on Main Street used to be famous for its Philly Cheese Steak but now he is branching out into the New Orleans Roast Beef Sandwich poor boy genre. My buddy Paul Galvani also reports Joe’s Deli is serving a remarkable hand-formed hamburger. I promise to try both soon.