Pastrami on Wry, Manchester CT
I've written about Corey's Catsup and Mustard in Manchester recently but since my review reflected that I'm not big into ground beef, I feel compelled to balance that review out with a review of Corey's sister (or brother, I guess) restaurant: Pastrami on Wry, also in Manchester. Honestly I thought it was on E. Center Street but their website says it's on East Middle Turnpike so truthfully, I'm not sure where it is.
I love sammiches, especially good deli ones. Two of my friends and myself hit this joint Saturday around 11:45am for lunch. I was happy that there was no wait. Some people were finishing up breakfast (which looked good!). They serve breakfast until 11:30. I'm not sure what time they're open to but they definitely have breakfast and lunch.
The place is tiny. There are a couple of stools for counter seating and maybe 15 tables. The staff is friendly. The menu (which I'm posting here: http://www.pastramionwry.net/images/m...) has a bunch of sammiches on it, a burger, a dog, some salads--basically something for everyone.
I had the Pastrami Reuben. The marbled rye bread is awesome and not the wimpy NYC deli kind that flops all around (whether grilled or not). Theirs is of course grilled with Swiss, 1000 island dressing, kraut and nummy pastrami. The meat was lean (which Pastrami should be) and flavorful. The combination on the sammich was delicious. A friend had the Pastrami on Wry and thought it was great except she said that the cut of the pastrami could've been thinner. I did not agree and I usually do like my cold cuts on the thin side and I thought my pastrami was perfect. Our last friend had the Roasted, Roasted, Roasted beef on rye and declared it one of the all time best sammiches ever.
So...no disappointments on the sammiches at all. We loved them and finished them. The cole slaw is awesome too, and I hate cole slaw. Theirs is a vinegar based one and really really good. The fries are shoe string and crisp (just how I dig them) and you can get them in different flavors like cool ranch (meh) or cajun. Unfortunately they don't have o-rings like Catsup and Mustard does, but oh well.
Anyway, I totally dug this place and will be back. I would love to try breakfast there too.