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Draeger's Kobe beef Pastrami


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Draeger's Kobe beef Pastrami

cheesecakeking | Nov 2, 2011 12:00 PM

Recently the Chronicle had a brief article (copied below) on Draeger's new pastrami. It's expensive but it's worth it. This pastrami is as good as any I've had in New York or anywhere else.
For the last few months, in the restaurant above San Mateo's Draeger's Market, Viognier chef Preston Dishman has been working on a meaty little side project - pastrami.

But this isn't your grandmother's version. Instead of the usual beef cuts, Dishman has taken pastrami upscale, making his with American kobe beef, creating a very marbled, very tender meat.

His brown sugar brine also lends a sweeter component to distinguish it from more familiar versions. After brining, the meat is air-dried for 24 hours, smoked for 6-10 hours and then slow cooked until ready.

The pastrami is now available for purchase ($15.95/pound) in the deli section of all four Draeger's locations; it's also available as a sandwich on the Viognier bar menu. Down the line, Dishman hopes to roll out more specialty food items, such as corned beef and pulled pork.

Draeger's Market: 222 East Fourth Ave. (at South B Street), San Mateo; (650) 685-3700 or Also available at Viognier Restaurant, above the market, and at Draeger's locations in Menlo Park, Blackhaw, and Los Altos.

222 E. 4th Ave., San Mateo, CA 94401

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