Moody's Delicatessen & Provisions opened yesterday in Waltham, so you can now essen deli items (like "piled-high sandwiches") and buy provisions (hello, charcuterie.) The shop comes from Joshua Smith, an alum of several Boston restaurants, such as Tico, Sweet Caroline's, and Battery Park. Smith has been using "ancient techniques of curing and preserving meat" under the name of New England Charcuterie for some time now — which, he writes, is "the first facility in the state of Massachusetts to be licensed to make, cure and sell aged meats." Moody's provides a showcase for Smith's charcuterie (available for retail and wholesale) as well as a variety of other prepared goods.
Back in July, Smith told Eater that the shop would be an "Italian Carnegie Deli meets Dean and DeLuca." (He worked at the latter in the late 90s under French chef Charles Semail, and it was there that he found a passion for terrines, pates, and the like.) Smith was also looking forward to eventually introducing events like weekly farm-to-table dinners with guest chefs. For now, the shop's Facebook page promises that the sandwiches and "specialty sundries" are "just the beginning," so stay tuned. Moody's is open 7am-5pm Tuesday through Saturday.
UPDATE: Hours have been extended until 7pm nightly.
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