Get two slices of Rye bread. Make about a 1/4 lb of pastrami hot enough to melt cheese and put a little bit of swiss on that. Lightly toast (really mostly just warm) and mustard the rye bread and make yourself the greatest sandwich known to man. Serve with a pickel spear on the side and some potato kanish, or potato chips, or fries or something else potato-y.
Another non pastrami sandwich you might want to try is something that I have been told is called a Rachel. It’s the philadelphia sandwich you described above but with turkey and pastrami, or just turkey, and coleslaw with swiss and mustard. (Also on rye. *Always *on rye)
I’m guessing this thread is in Cafe Society because you can get all the sandwiches mentioned herein at the Broadway Deli in New York, a mere five minute schlep to the theatre. Just establishing a link before the mods jettison it over to MPSIMS.
Throw in some Russian dressing with the coleslaw and you get a seriously good sandwich. Skip the pastrami though – ham and swiss on rye with coleslaw and Russian dressing is my idea of sandwich perfection.
Yep. Pastrami with sauerkraut and spicy brown mustard on warm rye bread. Good stuff. To pursue further, as you put it, come visit NYC and hit Katz’ Deli or Junior’s in Brooklyn with the cheesecake to follow. Also try the brisket, you won’t regret it!