Pastrami. All of us have probably tried the meat in the local deli counter or in those Oscar Mayer packages at the grocery store. It was o.k. It was like all the other meat though. It wasn't until recently that we found out what real Pastrami is all about.
Pastrami was originally made because of the lack of refrigeration in the 1800's. It was brought to this country by Jewish people immigrating from eastern Europe. It is cured in brine much like corned beef, smoked and steamed. Of course, spices are added along the process.
We have always wanted a sandwich from a New York deli. They seemed to do it right. New York isn't on our immediate schedule. On our recent trip to Florida, I was trying to find an interesting place close to Miami. We had a few disappointments and we really wanted something good. I found a gem.
The Pastrami Queen. The Pastrami Queen recently opened in Boca Raton , Fla. It is owned by the Zinger's. Denise Zinger is the daughter of Joy Harrison. Joy Harrison owns the Pastrami Queen in Manhattan, and the Pastrami King in Queens. We found real pastrami in Florida, and we coiuldn't wait to try it.
The restaurant is located in a shopping plaza. You walk in and realize it isn't your usual New York deli. The waiters were in black tie and there were chandeliers. We grabbed a seat and service was very good. When our waiter brought the sandwich, which was plied in the center with pastrami, I immediately tried a piece that had fallen to the side. It seemed to have melted in my mouth. It was that delicious. The spices mixed in a blend that complimented the meat and the bread was very fresh with a a great taste that added to the sandwich. Just thinking about this sandwich makes me want to jump on a plane and go get one. Its that good! Rebbel had a corned beef sandwich that was good, but the pastrami was the star of the day!!
They have plenty of food on the menu, but I don't know if I could ever tear away from the pastrami.
If you want to try their yummy pastrami, they are located in Boca Raton at 7132 Beracasa Way. I would definitely visit again! Go to the web page by clicking the title.