La Pastrami Fuses Jewish and Mexican ... and It's Actually Pretty Good
|Don't tell bubbe you liked this.|
Watkins, a first time food operator after a career in San Francisco's Department of Human Services, won't reveal his pastrami supplier, only hinting that it's locally made. Asked where he got the idea for this cultural mishmash, Watkins said "Why not? It's like any other beef. It just works." To be honest, we were astounded by the unique flavor profile of our first few bites of Watkins' creation but the salty beef and onion combination eventually wore out the palate, causing us to quit at the burrito's heel.
Still, curiosity and a rebellious streak (well, for a Jewish kid) will bring us back to La Pastrami, to sample both their simpler sandwich offerings as well as other Jewish-Mexican mash-ups like the pastrami quesadilla and pastrami tostadas. Grandma? She's turning in her Boca Raton grave.
La Pastrami, For schedule and location, follow on Twitter