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Wood Tavern pastrami sandwich [Oakland]

Robert Lauriston | Feb 16, 2008 02:06 PM

Warning: this is not remotely most people have in mind when they ask for a pastrami sandwich. Nevertheless, for the open-minded, it may be the best pastrami sandwich in the area. Best I've had by a long shot.

Niman pastrami (to my surprise nice and fatty), sliced thin, piled high on a length of fairly wide La Farine baguette slathered with Dijon mustard and horseradish dressing, topped with melted Emmethaler. Really great combination. The baguette holds together better than the traditional sliced rye. Some people would think it was too salty.

Comes with a wonderful cabbage slaw with cilantro and green chiles, simply dressed with olive oil, citrus, and salt, and a few slices of excellent house-made pickles. Served at lunch only. Worth a trip from San Francisco.

Wood Tavern
6317 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618

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