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Oinkster. Pastrami so tough and fatty I had to throw the darn sandwich out. And they wouldn't even refund my money!

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Oinkster. Pastrami so tough and fatty I had to throw the darn sandwich out. And they wouldn't even refund my money!

crema | Feb 3, 2010 04:52 PM

Now, I've been to the Oinkster a few times for the pulled pork sandwiches. They are not spectacular but pretty good to take back to the office. So, I went last because I had a craving for pastrami and have heard their's is pretty good. Boy, did I make a mistake. After waiting on a huge line that went out the door (evidently, there was a recent spot on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives), I got the regular pastrami sandwich for myself, and a special pastrami that is supposed to have Gruyère cheese and red coleslaw for my colleague.
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Ordered them to go and got back to the office only to discover that the pastrami was so thick and tough it might as well have been shoe leather. And the fat? About half an inch wide and a quarter inch thick. Threw those sandwiches in the trash. BTW, they left out the coleslaw on my co-worker's sandwich, and did not include any pickles for either of us like they were supposed to. Thought about calling to complain but they were so crowded I decided not to. A few days later, after some reflection, I decided to go back and get a refund for my sandwich.

The result? No go on the refund, no apology, and was practically accused of trying to scam the place for the 8.50 bucks. The woman I talked with was the same person who was the cashier on the day I went and whose jar I actually put a dollar in as a tip. The place is jamming and they don't want to refund these measly dollars. Tax, tip, and 8.50 dollars. I left shaking my head and thinking, “Go figure, I only lost 10 dollars, but they lost a customer forever.”

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