1/14/2013 01:31:00 PM

5 Spots to Get your Hot Pastrami Sandwich Fix in SF

In honor of National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day, we give you this tantalizing shot of Miller's East Coast Deli's hot pastrami sandwich, a textbook rendition of the smoked meat classic piled high on fresh rye bread, and served with a half a pickle and a choice of fresh housemade coleslaw, potato salad or macaroni salad. You can find it on today and everyday at 1725 Polk St.; 415-563-3542 and in San Rafael at the Montecito Shopping Center, 421 3rd St; 415-453-3354.

Looking for more pastrami love?

You know the guys at Wise Sons Deli are serious about pastrami when their email address is pastrami@wisesonsdeli.com. In addition to hot pastrami sandwiches, available after 11 AM on Tuesdays at the Ferry Market, you'll find scores of dishes showcasing their hand-sliced house-cured pastrami at their brick-and-mortar Mission outpost. Options include straight up on rye ($10), slathered on top of cheese fries with béchamel sauce, caramelized onions and Russian dressing ($7), scrambled with eggs and caramelized onions ($10) and ground up into the mix of a beef burger then laced with beet-horseradish spread and mustard and perched on a challah bun ($10). 3150 24th St; 415-787-3354

Over at Ike's Place, the crowd's line up for a taste of the Pastrami-Charmed Life, a meaty behemoth that comes piled with poppyseed coleslaw, honey mustard and pepper Jack ($9.99) 3489 16th St, 415-553-6888

At Downtown's Machine Coffee and Deli, the pastrami is cured at sister restaurant Foreign Cinema, and then showcased in a good old hot Reuben sandwich that's layered with Gruyere cheese, sauerkraut and mustard on freshly baked rye bread ($10). 1024 Market St; 415-913-7370

If you want to go upscale with your eating endeavors, try tony Spruce tucked away out in Paçific Heights where the kitchen turns out a hot pastrami sandwich stacked sky-high and topped with smoked gouda and Russian dressing ($14). It's available at the bar during lunch and dinner service. 3640 Sacramento St; 415-931-5100


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