Fossati's Delicatessen opened for business in Victoria almost 130 years ago, but old age hasn't soured diners' opinions of the place.
Crossroads residents voted the eatery the region's best place for a business lunch in the Advocate's 2012 Best of the Best competition.
Friendly and prompt service is one reason people keep going back for more, said Jerry Torres, who has worked at Fossati's for 16 years. Menu items that stand the test of time also help.
"Everybody comes back for our chicken salad and famous hot beer mustard," she said, noting pita clubs, po boys and other items among the big sellers. "All our food is delicious."
Fossati's, 302 S. Main St., is dubbed the Lone Star State's oldest deli, Torres said. It's an honor she said she and her coworkers do not take lightly.
"It's exciting," she said. "It's a really good thing to be a part of the community and of this historical landmark building."