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May 21, 2007 12:46 PM
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Romanian Pastrami

Posting for a friend who wants to find Romanian Pastrami like she use to get at Stan Slaters in Brookline. Any suggestions?

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    1. Places that have it on their menu:
      Rubin's
      Zaftig's
      Boston Kebab House
      Sandwich Express

      I find this hard to believe though cause I always thought Romanian Pastrami was pork, no?

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      1. re: gini

        michael's in coolidge corner. roumanian pastrami is also beef brisket not pork.

        1. re: gini

          Don't know what gives in Boston, but here in NYC Rumanian Pastrami is sort of redundant. While Pastrami may not have been invented in Rumania, the Rumanian/Bessarabian Jews made it popular.

          1. re: MOREKASHA

            True enough, but Romanians also have a knack for pastrami-ing several cuts of meat including sheep and pork. When I see Romanian Pastrami on Rubin's and Zaftig's menus, I have to assume redundancy also.

        2. Best pastrami; Rumanian or otherwise that I've found in Boston is at Sam LaGrassa's Deli on Province St..off downtown xing..weekdays..lunch only

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          1. re: 9lives

            I second Sam LaGrassa's. I head there for Pastrami whenever I'm in that area during weekday lunchtime, which isn't often enough.

          2. Hole in the Wall deli at 125 Summer Street had delectable juicy Romanian pastrami, but it was only available on certain days. Note: this was ~7 years ago. I don't even know if the place exists anymore.

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            1. re: croutonweb

              I was a regular at Hole in the Wall at the previous location. They were literally a hole in the wall on the street west of Devonshire..where the back of Elepahant and Castle is now. I used to get a pastrami and a corned beef sandwich..and go halfsies with a coworker.

              Hole in the Wall was very good; but I think they've been gone for a while.

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              1. Joan and Ed's on Route 9 in Natick in the shopping center where The Christmas Tree Shop is across from the Natick Mall.....oh, excuse me, I mean the Natick Collection.

                1. re: edgewater

                  Yes, and while waiting for your sandwich to arrive you can read the paper placemat's description of what constitutes Roumanian pastrami vs. regular pastrami, according to their definitions anyway.

                  1. re: edgewater

                    I have always loved the Romanian pastrami at Joan and Ed's. They have great knishes, also. Yum! I've been to Michael's, but not in a very long time. I think we are going to Joan and Ed's tonight. :)