County Executive Laura Neuman meets with Chick & Ruth¿s Delly owner Ted Levitt

Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman meets with Chick & Ruth¿s Delly owner Ted Levitt on Wednesday afternoon to discuss a new menu item that will bear her name. Neuman picked a spinach-and-feta omelet with a side of fruit. Chick & Ruth¿s is a popular gathering spot in downtown Annapolis where dozens of menu items are named for politicians. (Photo by Pamela Wood / Baltimore Sun / November 20, 2013)

Coming soon to the most famous deli in Annapolis: the Laura Neuman omelet.

Anne Arundel's county executive met with Chick & Ruth's Delly owner Ted Levitt on Wednesday afternoon to hash out her choice for the political-themed menu at the Main Street restaurant.

Neuman chose a spinach-and-feta omelet with a side of fruit. She'll be able to taste-test her omelet before Levitt's new menu is unveiled this winter.

When Neuman was appointed county executive in February to replace John R. Leopold, who resigned following a conviction of misconduct, she was often asked what dish she might want named in her honor if Chick & Ruth's came calling.

"I didn't know they were actually going to call," Neuman said, sipping a milkshake while meeting with Levitt.

The latest revamp of the Chick & Ruth's menu will also include dishes in honor of Anne Arundel Police Chief Kevin Davis, who is a longtime customer, and Annapolis mayor-elect Mike Pantelides, who Levitt has known since he was a boy.

Davis and Pantelides haven't nailed down their dishes yet, though when asked about it during the campaign, Pantelides said he was hoping for a calzone with chicken, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese and ranch dressing.

A few other politicians are under consideration to be added to the menu, while others will be retired, likely including two who are about to leave office: Annapolis Alderwoman Classie Hoyle (patty melt with American cheese and sauteed onions on grilled rye) and Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen (chicken breast wrap with Swiss, grilled onions and romaine lettuce).

Levitt said the menu will be finalized sometime after Pantelides and the Annapolis aldermen are sworn in Dec. 2 and before the start of the state General Assembly session on Jan. 8.

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