SOMA lunchers, take note: The nabe has another worthy sandwich shop. Proprietor Adam Mesnick, also of the Deli Board, changed up the concept of his SOMA 1058 Hoagie sandwich shop earlier this week. The new Rye Project, named after Mesnick's pop-up, features a whittled-down new menu focusing on a few sandwiches served on rye or a Kaiser roll, as well as smoked fish on a platter or on a bagel.
Anna Roth The Rye Project's fish platter and Romanian pastrami sandwich.
The thinly sliced Romanian pastrami ($14) is a mess of a sandwich in the best possible way. Its meat has a wonderfully dark, smoky appearance and comes dripping with grease, though not so much that it overwhelms the sandwich or the stomach. There's sauce on the side, but you don't need it -- the unadulterated meat, between two thin slices of rye, is enough to make a total experience, especially when you alternate the rich bites with nibbles of the accompanying semi-sour pickle.More »