Thursday, November 15, 2012

Dining Out: Wise Sons Deli

Sometimes the third time really is the charm. After two visits on days they were closed, I finally made it into Wise Sons Deli on 24th Street. Was it worth the wait? Short answer: Yes.
Wise Sons Deli, open Wed - Sun in The Mission, well worth the trip. Delicious food.
cubes' jury duty had finally ended and he was off for the day. While the office where I work is being painted and recarpeted, I'm working from home in the city, giving us the perfect opportunity to have lunch together. Having tried to eat at Wise Sons on Monday (I always forget that they're closed on Mondays and Tuesdays), I suggested Wise Sons.
It was after 12 when we arrived. They were busy, but the tables turned quickly. We opted to get our food to go. I was originally going to order Pastrami on Rye (my favorite at Saul's) and what I got a taste of at a Street Food Festival this summer. But then their twist on a burger caught my eye. I'm a sucker for a good burger. Their deli burger is ground with pastrami and comes with a beet-horseradish spread, deli mustard, iceberg lettuce, and red onion on a challah bun. I felt the beet-horseradish spread was too mild; it could have had a little more bite for me. I had a potato salad on the side; almost like my mom used to make when I was growing up and edges out the potato salad from Rosamunde Grill as my local favorite.
cubes went for the Club Sandwich: a mouth watering combination of smoked turkey, crispy pastrami (in the collage above the middle photo), avocado, red onion, tomato, lettuce, and horseradish spread on toasted challah. We also got Smoked Trout Salad on the side (a half pint). I sampled one bite, opting to save the rest for lunch the following day. The flavor was amazing. I could only imagine it on thinly sliced toasted ciabatta with a little olive oil.
We were also reminded that Chanukah is coming up -- it's at the beginning of December this year, December 8 through 16. Last year I was driving to the East Bay for work instead of taking BART, so I picked up latkes and sufganiyot from Saul's.
Where are you getting your Chanukah goodies from?
This year we're picking up our latkas, sufganiyot, mandelbrot, apple sauce, braised brisket, and root vegetables from Wise Sons. There's still time to order (Google doc) if you're interested. I can't wait! I wonder if Gates will like latkas and apple sauce as much as I do?
Bon Appetit!
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