From the current Cindi's website... The five locations of Cindi’s New York Deli and Bakery are rapidly becoming favorite hang outs for hungry folks in Dallas. One part New York neighborhood deli, one part coffee and pancake house straight out of the 50s and one part Southern mom and pop diner, the comfortable atmosphere envelops you. Toss in the cheerful touches of far-east color painted by well-known Vietnamese artist, Tri Minh Nguyen, and the interaction with friendly, courteous staff and you’ve got Cindi’s!
So how did a shy, dainty Vietnamese woman end up owning a New York Deli, Restaurant & Bakery? Anh Vo, owner of Cindi’s, is asked that question all the time. Her answer is simply, “Only in America!” Fleeing Vietnam in the seventies, Anh and her husband Hong, along with a 19-day-old baby, endured a frightening journey to the States in a small boat. When they arrived, they were virtually penniless and at a huge disadvantage, not being able to speak the English language or blend into the American culture. They were heart-broken to start off with, having left behind their beloved family and friends, risking not seeing them ever again. After struggling with numerous jobs, they ended up buying a small restaurant. As Anh had never really learned to cook in Vietnam, her first lessons in the kitchen came from the cook who worked for her. Chicken-fried steak and other Southern cooked specialties were the beginnings of her culinary career...
Restaurant: Cindi's N.Y. Style Deli & Pancake House.
Location: Dallas, Texas.
Size when open: 16 x 15 inches. 16 inches tall.
Condition: Most of our menus were actually used in the restaurant-bar, so there may be writing, wear & tear, spots, stains, creases, etc. So please examine the images closely!