If you're a regular at Dahlia's Delights, a White Sulphur Springs ice-cream-and-sandwich stand, you may hear yourself on National Public Radio this weekend.
NPR's Weekend Edition is profiling snack stands across the country, and is working with local Catskills station WJFF 90.5 FM in Jeffersonville to produce a radio story about Dahlia's, which serves a surprisingly extensive array of gourmet paninis made with ingredients grown in an on-site garden.
Dahlia's Delights opened in 2013, and is now entering its third season in a walk-up window on Route 52 in Sullivan County.
Along with the soft-serve, hot dogs and nachos that you'd expect from food stand in the summertime Catskills, Dahlia's also serves a French dip panini (complete with jus dipping sauce), an egg salad BLT made with farm-fresh eggs and a mushroom-leek panini made with leeks grown out back. A big seller is the cold cucumber soup, made with cucumbers, onions, vegetable broth, fresh dill and cream.
Christine Miller, the owner of Dahlia's, is a former restauranteur that has a passion for gardening. When she opened the sandwich stand, she wanted it "to be simple and to have really good food."
Christine will be interviewed by host Morning Edition host Scott Simon on Saturday, July 25, and NPR will also air snippets of interviews with "local families, contractors, vacationers, and even the vintage car aficionados who gather at Dahlia’s on Wednesday evenings," according to Jason Dole, the program director at WJFF.
The final radio story can be heard July 25 on Weekend Edition Saturday, which airs locally on WJFF from 8 to 10 a.m. Dahlia's Delights is located at 3412 Route 52, White Sulphur Springs, at the corner of Dahlia Road. 845-292-3269.