I was so desperate for pastrami after reading this that I went out and got some Boar's Head NY style - not nearly as authentic, but it will do in a pinch.
I hear you, as CT is a tough state for homemade , house-cured pastrami...
Yes, it's all relative, as one member of David's Philly audience said a "Ben and Bill's" deli opened up inside the Price Chopper supermarket in Saratoga Springs , NY and the local residents went wild...!
Apparently, there was no Jewish style deli around, so this place is the closest example!
The pastrami and corned beef is not storemade, but the "best we could find anywhere"..
The cheesecake is from the Carnegie Deli...
the turkey and roast beef IS storemade, and so is the RYE BREAD...(and probably some of the other desserts) www.pricechopper.com
for menu ... BEN & BILL'S
Hey, it ain't the CARNEGIE or LANGER'S, but it's way better than anything they had before...!
(which was not MUCH)
I see deli's so proud that they carry Hebrew National Brand pastrami, espescially if they are in a pastrami-tough area.... often that might be the only Hebrew National pastrami available for MILES and MILES so for THEM , it's a big deal...
Hope you enjoyed that sandwich, TnTinCT!
(and I hope we can partake again in that killer garlic bread at Joe's Pizza in Northampton, MA !)