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:

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

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13 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.

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

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

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  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.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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