Bringing the Backstreet to the Forefront

Bringing the Backstreet to the Forefront

Ray Robinson

Managing Editor

Located north of SC4’s Main Building, the Backstreet Deli offers a change of atmosphere and cuisine for the students & faculty.

“I’m encouraged by entrepreneurs,” stated Professor Terry Langan. “They have good food & they’re reasonably priced.”

Professor of sociology Kraig Archer said that he may have been one of Backstreets first paying customers.

Professor Archer dining at the Backstreet Deli. Photo by Jenny Walker

Professor Archer dining at the Backstreet Deli. Photo by Jenny Walker

Although it’s only a couple months old, according to owner Debbie Belcher, along with her husband Joe they have a combined knowledge of over forty years experience in the restaurant and catering business, which includes Joe having a Culinary Arts degree and Debbie’s degree in business. Debbie also has 8 years training under gold medal winning chef Bill Wolf.

Debbie stated that what sets them apart from other restaurants was their friendly customer service, fresh-baked goods and the “mom and pop” type of atmosphere they strive to create. She continued to say that they chose this location because of the friendly community and it’s being so close to McMorran Place and SC4.

A Backstreet Deli employee prepares food. Photo by Jenny Walker

A Backstreet Deli employee prepares food. Photo by Jenny Walker

They closed The Pointe Pastry and Deli in Harrison Township, which won “Best of the Best” Baked Goods in The Macomb Daily for 2009, so they could bring their family friendly service to the Blue Water area.

The Backstreet Deli will be a drop box location for donations contributing to this year’s “Zombie Walk 2,” a food drive put on by the Erie Square Gazette in collaboration with Phi Theta Kappa’s Lambda Mu chapter, and the student government at SC4 along with various other campus clubs and organizations.

The Backstreet Deli has internships available for SC4 students who are interested in the field of culinary arts. Students and Port Huron locals Chad Griffor, age 24, who has an as of yet undeclared major, and Risha Chisolm, age 20, who is going into the field of therapeutic massage, are both employed at the Backstreet Deli.

They have free Wi-Fi internet capabilities for their patrons and can be found on the internet at www.superiorbackstreetdeli.com.

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