The wait is just about over.
The iconic Butler’s Deli, reincarnated as Butler’s Market, is coming back to its original spot at 91 East River Road in Rumson on Monday.
It’s a day that many Rumson-Fair Haven area people have been anticipating for what has seemed like a local casual foodie eternity.
Owner Paul Stout is out of retirement and back to run the place, he says on the Butler’s Facebook page.
And, while people have been begging to know an opening date, he finally announced it would be June 1 and added a photo that officially signifies the finishing touches precursor to opening — the pastel Adirondack chairs loaded in a truck, all set to go back home to the townie chatting spot in front of the market.
Loyal longtime customers are doing a bit of online drooling over their favorites’ comeback, such as the chicken salad and corn chowder. And Stout has said they will return, as will all the classic breakfast sandwiches.
The lobster salad is another favorite, but Stout has not yet said whether or not that will be back.
One thing’s for sure: the longtime patrons will be back en masse. They are counting the hours until the doors open at this point.
And those hours are dwindling.
See you at Butler’s on Monday!
No one knows quite when yet, but Rumson’s iconic Butler’s is coming back soon.
The signs are up and the word on the deli’s Facebook page is that it will be any day now when fans will be able to once again, sit and chat on the Adirondacks outside and have any one of the sandwiches, from breakfast to lunch, for which the place has earned its high foodie and social place in Rumson history.
Owner Paul Stout says on the Facebook page that the coffee is brewing and so are some all-time favorites over which townies are still singing songs of tribulation.
Yes, Stout said on the Facebook page, the famous corn chowder will return. So will the chicken salad. Of course, the yummy lobster salad was mentioned as well.
We, at Rumson-Fair Haven Retrospect, have made Butler’s our standard stop since high school days back in the 1970s and through the years after.
It has never disappointed. Fabulous bread always, our favorite, in addition to that lobster salad, was always a roast beef sub with pepperoni and provolone. The works, please!
Can’t wait. We will be there!
Just a side note that Butler’s is now Butler’s Market, rather than Butler’s Deli. No mind, all will be there!
What’s your favorite Butler’s sandwich?