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Good Deli Rye

NYPORK Oct 14, 2012 05:32 PM

Just made some killer pastrami and nned some rye to compliment it. Is there anywhere in Seattle that has a good rye?

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    Gizmo56 RE: NYPORK Oct 14, 2012 05:45 PM

    I think Brenner Brothers is decent. They make half a dozen styles of rye. I pick up their Zissel Rye at my local QFC when I'm doing the pastrami thing.


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      JayDK RE: NYPORK Oct 15, 2012 08:02 PM

      I feel ya'.
      Keep looking and try Essential bakery.
      There is also some imported from Canada sold in the ethnic shops.
      Big long loaves of dark rye.
      We can't go home again for that rye we grew up with can you?
      Do you remember getting bread with a union sticker on it made out of paper?
      Or make your own.
      Please report back on what you've found.

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        christy319 RE: NYPORK Oct 16, 2012 11:35 AM

        Is deli rye always sliced sandwich bread--the squishy kind?

        I really like the crusty rye loaves from Macrina and Tall Grass, but being from Seattle, I know I might not understand exactly what you're looking for.

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          mrnelso RE: NYPORK Oct 16, 2012 10:01 PM

          George's Sausage & Deli, 907 Yesler, offers meats, cheeses, and breads, with a focus on Polish, and you can just go ahead and order yourself a pastrami on rye and eat it on the sidewalk.

          In the Pike Place Market, Three Girls Bakery Lunchenette serves meaty sandwiches on many ryes. I don't know that they bake anything there, but I remember a dark rye there I liked.

          Also at the Market, see Bavarian Meats.

          Market House Meats, 1124 Howell (Howelll & Minor, by the Re-Bar) is very proud of their marbled Rye, though I don't get it.

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            NYPORK RE: NYPORK Oct 17, 2012 11:41 AM

            I went with the Brenner Brothers Zissel Rye, while not the best, it did the job it was needed to do quite well.

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              Gizmo56 RE: NYPORK Oct 17, 2012 12:01 PM

              I am glad it worked for you.

              Now I am going to have to do something about the pastrami craving I've had ever since you started this thread.....

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                Jeri L RE: Gizmo56 Oct 17, 2012 10:01 PM

                Go to Market House. Order a sandwich. Eat yourself into a coma.

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                  Gizmo56 RE: Jeri L Oct 17, 2012 10:41 PM

                  My pastrami cravings are based on Katz's/Carnegie Deli/Stage MINUS the classic NYC portion size.

                  Coma not wanted....high quality pastrami against rye favors and textures wanted badly.

                  When the mood strikes, I prepare my own pastirami, and eat it lightly for a few days with different cheese, condiment, and side dish combinations.

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                    howard 1st RE: Gizmo56 Oct 18, 2012 09:30 AM

                    you may be happy to learn that delaurenti's (pike place market) has carnegie deli pastrami and corned beef in their deli case at about $12/pound. not the same as sandwiches but better than halfway there...

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              JayDK RE: NYPORK Dec 23, 2012 01:53 PM

              900 160th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA
              This is the address for a small stripmall just east of Crossroads Shopping Center.
              There is an "Old Country Bakery" there and adjacent to the south there is a "European Deli." (I don't know the name and it doesn't show up on Google maps but I've been there.) A man there makes rye bread. This is the "real deal" from his native country that I could only guess where. But it is worth checking out.

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                ira RE: NYPORK Dec 31, 2012 07:40 PM

                Wild Wheat Bakery in Kent (also sold at PCC stores) makes a terrific Jewish rye bread.

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                  amybobamy RE: NYPORK Jan 3, 2013 02:24 PM

                  Tall Grass. And a suggestion that you change your handle to "new pork city".

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                    JayDK RE: amybobamy Jan 3, 2013 02:57 PM

                    Porky porky bo borky
                    banana fanna fo forky!

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