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Oct 6, 2008 10:38 PM

proper jewish deli: hot pastrami on rye pls


we are visiting chicago on wednesday. i am just dying for a decent hot pastrami sandwich.

can you point me in the right direction?

thanks so much in advance!

(prefer that the rye be steamed!)

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  1. The right direction is about 800 miles east of Chicago.

    1. Pastrami is not as as much of a signature sandwich here in Chicago as it is in NY. But Manny's coffee shop makes a very good one.

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      1. re: abf005

        Manny's is a kick and definitely worth a visit, altho their pastrami -- IMO a fairly spicy version -- is not necessarily hot (more like steam-table warm, if that) , altho if the servers are in a good mood, they might heat it up for you. Go there without huge NYC-deli expectations but rather unique-Chicago-experience expectations and you should enjoy. (Other excellent sandwiches there include corned beef, boiled brisket --the horse radish is on the tables -- and carved roast beef)

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