Shorty Goldstein's pastrami sandwich (double meat available). [Photo: Facebook]
Former Betelnut chef de cuisine Michael Siegel has been hard at work on his FiDi Jewish deli, Shorty Goldstein's, and Inside Scoop found out that he finally opened the doors this morning (via an e-mail from his mom, which has to be the most adorably Jewish mother-y kickoff to owning a Jewish deli we've ever heard).
Named for Siegel's 4'10" great-grandmother, the deli specializes in all the classics: housemade potato knishes, pastrami on rye, chopped liver, matzoh brei, matzo-ball soup, and noodle kugel. There are also some heartier plates like brisket and roast chicken, served with mashed potatoes and vegetables, and sweets like rugelach and egg creams—the latter available in salted caramel. (Check out the full menu here.)
The format's primarily takeout, but there are 25 seats, primarily at the counter, along with a few tables. Decor is simple but elegant, with subway tile, brick walls, chalkboards, and bright turquoise stools. Initial opening hours are weekdays from 8 am-4 pm, with lunch service beginning at 10:30 am.
· Shorty Goldstein's opens in downtown San Francisco [Inside Scoop]