State Street Deli Presents Riley Dirksen LIVE!….at Night!


Years ago my husband learned to play guitar. I might be biased but I think he’s the best musician in all the land has an amazing singing voice. Every once in a while he will play his music in area restaurants and bars in North Iowa. This past weekend he played at State Street Deli in Mason City.

Now, this wasn’t just your any day music playing at State Street Deli. Once a month, the mouth-watering sandwich shop opens its doors during evening hours to serve beer, sandwiches and pizza (more pizza!!!! BTW-NOT on their normal menu.)


The place was packed with all sorts of family, friends, co-workers and members of the community. It was a fun way to spend a Friday night. Now I know pizza was the special item on the menu Friday night, however, I can never pass up the #1 seller of the #4 Michigan Avenue! It’s the most amazing twist on a turkey/bacon sandwich. the peppered bread at the Chipotle Raspberry Mayo are TO DIE FOR! It’s definitely what makes State Street Deli stand out from other sandwich shops in town.


I love that State Street Deli only picks one night a month to be open late and serve pizza. I know that a ton of people in our community want this fabulous local restaurant to be open constantly (along with myself,) but I think picking one night to be open a month makes it a special event and people plan their night around it (or we do anyway.) It has the feeling of being exclusive and it really packs the house.

I am super bummed that I forgot to take a picture of my sandwich before i devoured it but you’re just going to have to trust me that it looks as beautiful as it tastes. If you’re new to the North Iowa are or you are wanting to impress a client, take them to State Street Deli!

Make sure to check out State Street Deli’s Facebook Page and website to stay up to date on their daily lunch specials, hours, and monthly special night hours and live music!



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