New lunch truck in the parking lot on the corner of Main and Clinton in downtown Napa called Pastranomy.
NY Style Deli. M-F 11:30-5:00 (new days and hours) was Tues-Sat. Get there early because they run out of popular items.
Sorry Lou, I have not been so lucky. Never been to NY. Best I have been able to do is Max’s Opera Cafe in SF or Walnut Creek. The way I understand it Pastranomy is owned by the same group as Max’s. If you are local perhaps you can be the judge for us. My sandwich was good, not great. I thought the Pastrami was excellent. I’ll try the Reuben or the Corned Beef next week.
Ikes Place just opened in Santa Rosa last month. I might give them a try tomorrow.
I have several friends who live in NY that have come to visit me here in Napa. I’ve taken them to every deli we have, but not Pastranomy. So far, my NY friends have been neutral with their comments and told me I wouldn’t understand any criticism until I eat in a good NY deli.
Then again, they also love Cannolis and I don’t understand why.
As long as it’s good. It’s not like there’s a great pastrami sandwich on every corner in Manhattan either. There are maybe 10, kinda like with pizza. And there’s #1 and then there’s everybody else. So if this doesn’t measure up to Katz’s it’s no crime as long as it’s good.
Lou; Hopefully, I (we) can give it a try this month…
Randy: I only wish I could bring you a real cannoli…The real trick is you don’t even eat the ones that are in the display case. You ask the owner to fill you a fresh one…it keeps the shell much crisper. Unfortunately, they really don’t travel well at all.
I’ve had two cannolis in my life, both bought by a New Yorker at an “authentic” NY deli in Myrtle Beach. One had some type of nasty cheese in it and the other whipped cream or something similar. Don’t know if I got authentic or not.
If Pastranomy is owned by the same folks as Max’s I can attest to the fact that it’s probably a fail compared to a NY deli. A good pastrami sandwich in SF is a mythical beast still. I’d say the closest I have had (maybe a contender) is the Deli Board. Adam makes some mean sandwiches Cleveland style.
I love the Boca: corned beef, pastrami, brisket, muenster cheese, Board sauce, brown mustard, pickles, french. But the Mish is damn good too: corned beef, bacon, jalapenos, grilled onions, mayo, brown mustard, french roll
Reuben Ball From Food Network:
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese
1 (16 ounce) can sauerkraut (well drained and chopped)
1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk 1 teaspoon minced onion
1 (12 ounce) can corned beef
1 cup rye cracker crumbs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup thousand island dressing, for dipping (optional)
Read more at: http://www.food.com/recipe/reuben-balls-377159?oc=linkback