Sylvia’s Deli opened its doors 10 years ago, June 2004 on the corner of 17th and Washington. On June 19th, they celebrated their 10th anniversary with a Hot dog special, free ice cream cones, prizes for everyone, and of course, Elvis music. Sylvia and Louis Raya own this popular downtown deli. If you have ever eaten there, you would know why. Is it the specials, great signature sandwiches, desserts, or just the warm smiles from Sylvia that keep you coming back?
One diner from Urbanspoon wrote this review. “
Absolutely best sandwich shop. Would highly recommend the quick drive to anyone
in the (Crown Center) area. Try any of the specialty sandwiches, they are awesome. The owners are amazing people as well.” Reviews from Yelp, Tripadvisor, Facebook and Urbanspoon all talk about the fresh, delicious food, and many call it the best deli in KC.
“Sylvia is a great person, and we have loved partnering with her, Louie and their deli for over 10 years now. She is probably the most positive person I have ever met” said Mike Miller, loan officer at Central Bank of KC.
Sylvia and Louis Raya have had some very tough times. Many years ago, they lost their beautiful daughter, Olivia. They decided to honor her memory with a scholarship to assist deserving women of Latino heritage. The Olivia Raya Scholarship Fund will assist other young women to achieve their dreams of higher education. The scholarship is awarded annually to a young woman who has many of the traits that made Olivia so remarkable — someone who is caring, intelligent, loving and giving. (information from www.oliviaraya.org) The Fiesta is going to be held in November this year. Please check out their event page to learn more.
Also, please like them on facebook, to keep up with their daily specials, menu, and other activities. Congratulations, Sylvia and Louis Raya on 10 successful years!
Pictured here is Mike Miller(left) and Fidel Melgoza(right) of Central Bank with Sylvia.