George, at 25 years old, took over the deli in 1978 when his Uncle Henry fell ill. However, the food business was not foreign to him. He had always worked in the food industry in various capacities- at an Italian cheese company and a couple of meat companies. His hayday at the deli was filled with 24 hour catering for small to large events and a lunch rush line that would put any hyped queue to shame. Now, George can be found hanging out with his deli friends telling a funny story or driving down the streets of Downey in one his beloved classic cars.
Having grown up at the deli, George had developed the business acumen to keep the deli going through tough times. In 2010, he began slowly making changes to the deli. Surprisingly, he took the deli from two taps of draft beer to over a hundred! Now, as the deli's craft beer connoisseur he curates our extensive draft and bottle selection. He is studying Health Science at Cal State Dominguez Hills. He is on the path to becoming a Health Inspector and maybe even work for the CDC one day.
*these gents volunteer their time at the deli whenever they like to learn about craft beer. They come and go but are like family none the less.