During a busy weekend of wedding planning last spring, my then-fiance and I were between a venue meeting and a cake tasting when we realized it was past lunchtime and we were ravenous. Driving south out of Sister Bay on Highway 42 we noticed a new sign that read “Delicatessen” and decided to pull into the recently opened McEvoy’s Culinaria.
After perusing the deli case and coolers, we decided on a curry chicken salad, Italian chicken salad, and a roast beef sandwich with all the fixings. It was more than enough food for one meal, but we ate every last morsel because it was truly that tasty. We returned the next day to stock up on more to-go items and I eagerly placed a catering order for later that summer.
Now in its second summer season, McEvoy’s Culinaria has caught on with locals and vacationers alike. To keep up with demand, the deli has ramped up daily offerings by adding fresh daily meatball sliders, pizza by the slice and grab-and-go dinner entrées that are convenient for those summer nights when you’re craving BBQ ribs or lasagna but simply don’t have the energy to make it yourself. You will still find the deli case full of Boar’s Head meats and cheeses, fresh made salads, and sandwiches to go. As summer heats up, you will soon find the chest cooler full of frozen treats.
The chef behind it all, Scott McEvoy, is no stranger to good food and has found success through his more than 10 years of catering under the same name. You may have seen him serving fresh paella in his authentic paella pan at events and festivals. He offers private chef services and custom menus for weddings, gatherings and weekends where you want to stay out of the kitchen. Beginning June 3, McEvoy will cook up paella every Sunday night from 5 to 7 pm at 2602 S Bay Shore Drive in Sister Bay. The paella is known to sell out, so get there early if you are set on trying this Spanish specialty.