Zoe's Meats (Petaluma)
I came across Zoe's Meats in the CalMart in SF today. Looks like the offer a wide range of charcuterie, salumi, deli meats, etc. Is anyone familiar with their products? Any recommendations?
From looking at their website, it is hard to tell who actually makes the meats and/or where they are made/cured/processed.
Pulling a slice of the pastrami out to taste on its own, yeah, I'd agree with you that it's not loaded with character. It definitely needs all the accompaniments --- cheese and housecured sauerkraut --- but it played very well with those.
Green Grocer is a great place to stop for a casual lunch during barrel tasting weekend. It's west of 101 in the Russian River Valley appellation.
I had the pastrami in a pressed sandwich at Green Grocer in Windsor. Here's the photo,
The pastrami was fairly lean with one line of fat through the center. Shaved quite thin, it was tender though and not stringy or tough. Not sweet nor too salty, but I didn't detect much smoke.
133 Copeland St, B Petaluma, CA
Windsor, CA, Windsor, CA