It’s National Pastrami Day! Here’s A “Pastrami Burger!” Katz Deli’s “When Harry Met Sally” Pastrami Sandwich!

Happy “National Pastrami Day!”

Well, this is a tasty holiday, isn’t it? I woke up this morning to discover that it’s “national pastrami day”, and here are two great ways to celebrate!

A “Pastrami” Burger!

Yes, I ate a unique burger at Astro Burger, which is located in West Hollywood, on Santa Monica Boulevard – yes, the iconic “Route 66”!

As you can see, it’s your 50’s classic soda joint vibe, and the menu is MASSIVE:

There are burgers of every shape and size – and a garden burger of course, plus a myriad of sandwiches, salads, fries, tacos, burritos, and even a huge breakfast menu in the morning…but we all know what I was here for:

A “Pastrami Burger!”

This burger is incredible, and worth a national holiday!

You can taste all of the unique ingredients, and the pastrami added a perfect, slightly salty pop to the cheeseburger, complimenting the flavor rather than taking away from it…but I will also tell you that I took a bit of it off and ate it separately, because there was so much!

They wrap it tight, and that’s a good thing, because, while the bun is hearty and toasted well, this is a juicy sandwich, and the wrapper holds it all together for you…

I don’t know that I need pastrami on my burger every time, but it was fun as a “one off” – but for those on the east coast, there is another way to enjoy pastrami:

This is the legendary Pastrami sandwich from Katz’s Deli in New York – also home to that orgasmic movie moment in “When Harry Met Sally”:

They make an unbelievable Pastrami sandwich, which I tried – the entire experience is unique: from the way you order, to the way they pile the sandwich up higher than you can imagine:

There is nothing better than sitting in a restaurant with such a rich history – and devouring a massive sandwich like this one!

I have been here several times now, and you can see my review here:


https://johnrieber.com/2017/02/26/katzs-deli-my-first-pastrami-at-nycs-legendary-deli-when-harry-met-sally-there-great-movie-food-scenes/

Let me know how you plan to celebrate “National Pastrami Day!”



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11 replies

  1. Boy, do I miss Katz’s (and the Carnegie). Sam Lagrassa’s is the only place in Boston for pastrami. This is most wonderful day of the year (no matter what a certain crabby English anarchist says), or they say in the Old Country, “Christmas for the tummy”. Have to celebrate with a pastrami and pineapple pizza. And a sauerkraut chaser.

  2. Ooh, I’m so hungry after reading this and studying Pete’s menu. Not having pastrami tonight but pot roast brisket.

  3. John you ever try the Eastside Market Deli on Alpine Street LA? killer pastrami

  4. As much as I think ‘National Pastrami day’ is rather silly, I confess to really liking pastrami!
    We are eating out in Norwich tonight, as it is Julie’s birthday, so I doubt I will be able to enjoy any pastrami on the day. 🙂
    This is where we are going this evening.
    http://www.thebelgianmonk.com/
    Best wishes, Pete.

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