Carnegie Pastrami at Costco - Lousy
Well jfood gave it a shot. On the way out today there was no line so he figured, let's give it a try. First bad sign was they paced it in a MV to re-heat, second bad sign was the rye bread was cold on top of the MV, third bad sign, no thin layer of fat.
Then the first bite. Blech. Texture was half rubber, half hard. Flavor was very smokey (hey you have to give something positive) but almost flavorless and not anywhere close to what jfood has eaten in the past at the deli in NYC.
So jfood would give this a 2 on a scale of 1-10. It's 4X the price os the hot dog and the hot dog would be a better choice at the same price. Definitely not worth it.
Oh well, at least that to-do has been checked and now jfood can stay with the $1.50 jumbo hot dog and soda.
you hit it on the head, the meat for this sandwich is pre portioned and the reconstitution process just destroys the fibers of the meat by taking all of the moisture out. on my try the bread was fresh, but the pile of zapped meat killed it as my bargain meal. i will also be sticking with the hot dog, i ask for a fresh bun.
I'm sorry to hear jfood didn't like his CP.
I don't know if jfood has tried the Kirkland brand pastrami in the back but we buy it often and it is excellent. That is, the stuff we get in the GTA. I can't say whether or not the stuff that the Costco in jfood's neck of the woods has.
On rye with pickles, old white cheddar, slivered red onion and spicy mustard. Grilled panino style is so excellent.
Hope jfood gets a good pastrami on rye soon.