BURRILLVILLE – Pascoag residents won’t have to wait long to get a taste of the fresh, homemade sandwiches, salads, soups, pasta dishes, desserts and more at the new Cow’s Tail Deli and Creamery.
The deli will start serving ice cream tomorrow, and over the next week, they’ll launch the rest of their products, from hand-cut fries, calamari and mozzarella balls, to pasta dishes like the Chicken Tuscany Alfredo, and specialty grinders like the Porky Pig – a sandwich made with slow-roasted pork butt, melted smoked gouda and house BBQ sauce.
The ice cream window will be open for the first time at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, and will stay open until 8 p.m., serving around a dozen flavors. Visitors can choose affordable one, two or three scoop cones of Gifford’s brand ice cream, bought from a family-owned creamery in Maine.
Staff at the small deli will also be doling out non-dairy sorbet, and a no fat/no sugar option.
And it’s just a start of the tasty things to come from the business, opened by Burrillville natives Mike and Christy Karmozyn.
As the week goes on, Cow’s Tail will open their pastry section, serving items including cheesecakes and cannolis, sold individually or as whole pies for parties.
After that, they’ll open the deli, selling pre-made items such as stuffed cherry peppers, Boar’s Head meats and sandwiches made-to-order.
Full dinners will follow, with offerings like lasagna, chicken parmesan and veal marsala, all served with a small house salad and garlic bread.
Finally, the Karmozyns will begin serving their seafood offerings, with options like the fried clam and scallop plate, and baked stuffed haddock.
“I’m going to be the most affordable guy in Burrillville,” said Mike.
The deli will occupy a small building on High Street next to CVS, vacant since a video rental store closed there years ago. Karmozyn, who has long history in the restaurant business, has made the most of the space, adding a large freezer and refrigerator behind the building for storage.
Karmozyn’s grandfather owned the infamous Johnny K’s Clam Spa, once a popular Burrillville restaurant where he worked, starting at a young age. His menu will give a nod to that family history, serving “Johnny’s Clam Spa” fried clams along with the other seafood options every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The family-run business will also cater to breakfast crowds with bacon, sausage, egg and cheese sandwiches and Mills Coffee – a brand fresh roasted daily in Providence and ground in house.
As with everything at Cow’s Milk Deli and Creamery, freshness and affordability is the goal, with nothing frozen and even the produce locally sourced.
“You’re going to be able to buy high quality,” Mike said. “We can’t wait to open up and provide the town with good clean wholesome food.”
While the deli will specialize in to go orders, guests will also be able to eat in at one of five small tables. They also plan to add picnic tables outside.
Once the business is fully running, hours will be daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The name, Mike says, is another nod to his background, and knowledge of high quality food.
“We had a little farm when we were younger,” he said. “The cow stands for the creamery, and using every part of the animal.”
Cow’s Tail Deli is located at 16 High Street and should be fully operational by the end of the month. For take out orders call (401) 710-4100.