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Pastrami hunt (Tri-county area)

richw Jan 20, 2011 10:26 AM


I'm interested in hearing your commentary on where the best deli-style beef pastrami can be had in Miami-Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach counties. It seems like Delis are a dying breed in South Florida and I'd like to go on a mini-tour and sample the pastrami recommendations throughout these three counties.

Thanks in advance,

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    richw Jan 24, 2011 04:28 PM

    Thanks all, for the feedback. I'm going to start with Ben's & Pomperdale. Sage is ok but I'm familiar with it and looking for new haunts.

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    1. re: richw
      Alfred G Jan 25, 2011 08:37 PM

      Be sure to let us know what you think.

    2. gblcsw Jan 20, 2011 12:04 PM

      Ben's in Boca is everything a NY style deli should be. The pastrami (and all deli meat) is great!

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      1. re: gblcsw
        aynrandgirl Jan 23, 2011 09:47 AM

        Do they serve a great pastrami reuben? The best I ever had was at Izzy's Deli in Santa Monica. Moist pastrami served warm, not hot, on rye (the good stuff, not the white-bread soft falls-apart stuff masquerading as rye) with swiss cheese and spicy-sweet mustard. Yum!

        1. re: aynrandgirl
          gblcsw Jan 23, 2011 09:51 AM

          They are a kosher deli, so there will be no cheese.

          1. re: gblcsw
            restlesstongue Jan 24, 2011 02:53 AM

            Ben's is the only "Kosher" restaurant I have ever seen that is open on the Sabbath. When questioned they told me that "the owner's brother-in-law is gentile and they sell the restaurant to him every Friday afternoon and buy it back overy Saturday after sundown". I need the name of the Rabbi so that I can open my Sabrett wagon in front of the Shul on Shabat.

      2. The Chowfather Jan 20, 2011 11:50 AM

        Some recent tips here

        I'm a fan of Sage Bagel in Hallandale.

        1. LiveRock Jan 20, 2011 10:51 AM

          When I think Pastrami I think Pomperdale Deli! East Commercial Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale.




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          1. re: LiveRock
            chef2be Jan 20, 2011 11:50 AM

            Make that 2 for Pomperdale Deli!

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