Two items of note have emerged today in the deli sphere, and they have to do with two of the city's best sandwich-makers, Adam Mesnick of Deli Board and 1058 Hoagie fame and Jeff Mason of Pal's Takeaway. First up, Mesnick: with Wise Sons and Shorty Goldstein's tearing up the Jewish deli scene in recent years, he's decided to get into the game with a weekly Jewish deli pop-up at his shop 1058 Hoagie. From 4-7 pm on Thursdays, he'll serve "pretty much all of my favorite 'simple deli' concoctions," like corned beef, pastrami, chopped liver, matzo ball soup, smoked salmon, and whitefish salad. Cole slaw and macaroni salad are on the side. If it's successful, he'll extend hours further in the spring. Also of note: 1058 recently shook up its menu, and now delivers by bike Monday-Friday, 11-3 pm.
Meanwhile, in the Mission, fans of gold-standard sandwichery Pal's have something new and exciting to anticipate: twice a month, owner-chef Mason plans to switch concepts to Pal's Burger Time, serving up three housemade burgers with his proprietary blend of aged Marin Sun Farms beef on a Marla Bakery bun. The first edition is planned for Thursday from 11 am-3 pm; later editions will run every other Wednesday. Burgers ($11-12) include a pimiento cheeseburger, a French feta and spring onion variation, and a veggie burger.