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Dec 4, 2006 08:57 PM

Anyone try this combo at THE HAT?

Pastrami and roast beef combo sandwich, smothered in horseradish sauce and mustard.

Tried it yesterday and, surprisingly, it was quite good.

How come more places don't offer something like this?

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  1. #7 at Eastside Market. I don't get anything else there. Though they don't put horseradish on it. It's quite a sandwich, though I have to go vegetarian for a couple of meals after that to get the cholesterol back to a good level!

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    1. re: Pitchman

      Horseradish was my own addition. Burned through about 8 packets of self-serve horseradish sauce to properly "dress" my sandwich.

      1. re: Pitchman

        You are so right, the #7 is the best sandwich i've ever had.

      2. Never tried the combo but I like their roast beef dip. The packaged horseradish sauce is very good. I think it's Heinz.

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        1. re: 2chez mike

          Those packets of horseradish could make a Wellington boot taste wonderful, so The Hat's pastrami is a relative's good for what it is, which is an ungodly lot of adequately edible stuff for fairly cheap. And please note that I am *not* sneering here; once in a while you just want to eat too much of some greasy salty fatty barn-scrapings, and so do I. Gotta keep the lovastatin justifying its existence somehow!

          1. re: Will Owen

            The Hat's pastrami sandwich, however mediocre the quality, is a powerful food. My cousin, when she was about 7, was very underweight and quite a picky eater. She saw our uncle eating a pastrami sandwich from The Hat, and refused to take a bite (as usual).

            He left half of it in the room with her just to see if she'd take a bite or two of it. When he came back, the whole thing was gone and she had that glazed over expression we all know too well. How half a Hat sandwich fit into a 7 year old stomach, I still don't know.

            1. re: Pei

              That's why the pastrami sandwich is "world famous"!


              1. re: Pei

                oh, man -- that is a fantastic story!!

                1. re: Pei

                  I coulda done that when I was seven...which is why I look like I do now!

                  Yes, lovely story. Thank you!

                  1. re: Pei

                    that's such a wonderful story :-)

              2. Is this a new sandwich, I dont see it on their website menu, is it the same price as the pastrami dip? Yes the #7 at Eastside is the best, roast beef and pastrami, marinari sauce, provoline cheese and cooked peppers. Umm!

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                1. re: malibumike

                  Special request. They added a $1.50 to the regular Pastrami Dip (so turned out to be about $8).

                2. This combo works well at Togos as well. The roast beef cuts the unctiousness and saltiness of the pastrami but leaves the meatiness and heftiness of the sandwich. Good call.

                  1. There's a tiny deli in Pasadena next to Grant Park off of Cordova that makes a similar sandwich called a Buffalo Breath. Caltech used to buy them in bulk and sell them on campus. Red onions, too.