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Pastrami Burrito

Ben | Nov 1, 200107:24 PM

The wacky food subject made me think of this. I don't usually get all that excited about all the hyphenated food choices out there, like Cuban-Chinese, Korean-Brazilian, Peruvian-Japanese, etc. I mean I like them, but their food is like any other, to be judged on their own merits. I must admit, however, that when I first learned of the pastrami burrito, I was instantly intrigued. I guess this has to do with my curiosity about why all those Mexican restaurants aound town served tacos, burritos, hamburgers, and pastrami. I never thought pastrami was big in Mexico, so I guessed it must be some kind of LA thing that happened when Mexicans and Jews lived together in Boyle Heights or something.

Anyway, I went to Oki Dog and had the huge pastrami burrito, and I have to say, it was delicious. For the price, around $4.50, it was a bargain, since it fed me for something like three days! So I got interested if there were other places that served this bizarre fusion of East LA and Lower East Side. And I have found a number of them. But I have not tried them yet, for some reason. I guess I am afraid of what it might do to my digestive system! I do plan to eventually try every place out there and rate them. So that's why I need your help. I am including a list of every place I have found. Can you please add to my list if you know a place, and if you have tried any of them, please comment.

Oki Dog – Pico & La Brea, Fairfax & Melrose
New York Burrito – Southern Nevada
Pink’s – La Brea & Melrose
Omega Drive-In. 319 W. Chapman Ave. Orange.
The Kosher Burrito 110 E. First St., downtown
California Burgers, Citrus Heights, CA

Ok, that's not too many. Apart from a little driving, my stomach can handle 6 pastrami burritos, even the Pink's Pastrami Burrito Dog. Still, I want more. Please help me.

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