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Anyone try this combo at THE HAT?

ipsedixit Dec 4, 2006 08:57 PM

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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    Pitchman Dec 4, 2006 09:04 PM

    #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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      ipsedixit Dec 4, 2006 09:08 PM

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

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        malibumike Dec 5, 2006 05:23 PM

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

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        2chez mike Dec 5, 2006 12:34 AM

        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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          Will Owen Dec 5, 2006 02:07 AM

          Those packets of horseradish could make a Wellington boot taste wonderful, so The Hat's pastrami is a relative pushover...it'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!

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            Pei Dec 5, 2006 05:13 PM

            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.

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              ipsedixit Dec 5, 2006 05:34 PM

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

              :-)

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                Maxmillion Dec 6, 2006 06:01 PM

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

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                  Will Owen Dec 6, 2006 06:25 PM

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

                  Yes, lovely story. Thank you!

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                    kelvlam May 13, 2007 09:58 PM

                    that's such a wonderful story :-)

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                malibumike Dec 6, 2006 03:20 PM

                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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                  ipsedixit Dec 6, 2006 05:01 PM

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

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                  nosh Dec 6, 2006 05:43 PM

                  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. SauceSupreme May 14, 2007 03:51 PM

                    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.

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