Last week, I had a fabulous lunch at Orson.
No, it did not involve a 5 course tasting menu.
But what I had was an utterly delicious pastrami sandwich with duck fat fries.
This sandwich is enormous in size. It has rich, fatty, salty pastrami as the centerpiece – good amount of pepper, I think it had some coriander too.
One of my friends from NY says it’s not authentic enough because they toast the rye. I personally don't care about whether they toast it or not.
So for all you worshippers of Millers, East Coast West, etc, here is another destination you must visit.
It easily outclasses the one at the Refuge in San Carlos – my favourite Pastrami in the greater Bay Area.
The picture was taken on my mobile phone - so it's not the best quality.
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