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Chick and Ruth's Delly: After half a century, it's still about family

Chick and Ruth's Delly: After half a century, it's still about family

Chick and Ruth's Delly opened its doors 50 years ago yesterday, and it's still all about family. Chick and Ruth Levitt's son, Ted Levitt, runs the place now that the couple is deceased, and that is just the way he wants it. "All I ever wanted to do was work for my dad," he said while taking a few minutes to talk to a reporter in the middle of a rush of customers, some in town for the Naval Academy Plebes Parents' Weekend. He started early. At age 8, Levitt's mom would perch him atop a milk crate and he would slice meats. "I was working the grill when I was 10," he recalled. Other than a stint at the Culinary Institute of America, and the...

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