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San Francisco's Ultimate Pastrami Map

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It's day two of Eater's Five Days of Meat, and we're celebrating with a master map of what's arguably the town's newest old-school meat trend: pastrami. From deli counters to dishes at hotspots around town, pastrami is making a comeback: here are the 18 spots to get your fix today.

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Schroeder's

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The reopened classic has a new lunch menu featuring a duck pastrami salad with cabbage, rye croutons, mustard vinaigrette and avocado.

Tommy's Joynt

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Tommy's longstanding Joynt is famed for its hearty and no-nonsense meat selection, and the pastrami is a favorite, served as-you-like-it on bread or as a dinner plate. Just don't forget to stock up on self-serve pickles.

Alta CA

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Alta CA's elevated surroundings belie its solid pastrami offering from chef Yoni Levy, who offers a pastrami sandwich on rye with cabbage and dijon for lunch, and runs a pastrami plate with mustard evenings through late-night service.

Rye Project

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1058 Hoagie reopened as Rye Project yesterday, and they've got a fresh new complement of sandwiches and bagels, including a hefty Romanian pastrami on rye bread sourced from Detroit.

Deli Board

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When he's not working on Rye Project, Adam Mesnick mans things at Deli Board, where pastrami features in rotating specials like the vhat (brisket, corned beef, Romanian pastrami, muenster cheese, swiss cheese, cole slaw, Board sauce, garlic dutch crunch). Careful, it's big enough for two.

Mission Chinese Food

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The kung pao pastrami is among MCF's most classic entrees, featuring a kick from chiles and a numbing aftertaste thanks to the ample Sichuan peppercorns.

20th Century Cafe

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The local darling is known for its sweet treats, but it also offers a tasty pastrami Reuben with sauerkraut, comté and Russian dressing.

Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen

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Wise Sons is flush with pastrami incarnations, from a host of sandwich options (including the burger) to dishes like pastrami cheese fries and pastrami scrambled with eggs and caramelized onions.

Submarine Center

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Sub Center is West Portal's sandwich go-to, with hot pastrami on a soft roll a touchstone order for all those foggy days.

Pissed Off Pete's

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This under-the-radar dive bar fare offers a notable pastrami sandwich. Dubbed "the Beefeater," it's got described as "corned beef cured pastrami rubbed smoked brisket" with pickles and spicy mustard on rye.

Mikkeller Bar

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Wash down your vast beer options at this shiny brew hall with a house-smoked pastrami Reuben (or two).

Giordano Bros.

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Don't forget to add an egg on top of this pastrami sandwich, which comes Pittsburgh-style with fries inside.

Ike’s Place

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Ike's is the Bay Area's sandwich mecca, but you may not have tried their pastrami options, which range from simple (pastrami, swiss, bacon) to gut-busting (try the Kryptonite if you dare).

Spruce's casual cafe component features a house-cured pastrami with sauerkraut, gouda, and Russian dressing on grilled levain.

Miller's East Coast Delicatessen

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Get the Pastrami Philly at this old-school spot: it's served on a hoagie roll with sautéed green bell peppers, onions and melted provolone, with the option to add marinara and mushrooms. Not in the mood? They've also got a classic Reuben and a pastrami swiss burger.

Machine Coffee and Deli

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This popular lunch stop features the "Pastraxle," a unique concoction of pastrami, provolone, spicy broccoli rabe, onion jam, aioli and mustard.

Shorty Goldstein's

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It's got the requisite pastrami sandwich, but this nouveau Jewish spot also slings pastrami at breakfast, when it it offers dishes like pastrami hash with eggs and rye toast and a bagel and egg sandwich with pastrami and cheddar.

Beast and the Hare

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This meat-centric spot boasts a signature charcuterie plate that includes duck pastrami, rabbit rillettes and more.

Schroeder's

The reopened classic has a new lunch menu featuring a duck pastrami salad with cabbage, rye croutons, mustard vinaigrette and avocado.

Tommy's Joynt

Tommy's longstanding Joynt is famed for its hearty and no-nonsense meat selection, and the pastrami is a favorite, served as-you-like-it on bread or as a dinner plate. Just don't forget to stock up on self-serve pickles.

Alta CA

Alta CA's elevated surroundings belie its solid pastrami offering from chef Yoni Levy, who offers a pastrami sandwich on rye with cabbage and dijon for lunch, and runs a pastrami plate with mustard evenings through late-night service.

Rye Project

1058 Hoagie reopened as Rye Project yesterday, and they've got a fresh new complement of sandwiches and bagels, including a hefty Romanian pastrami on rye bread sourced from Detroit.

Deli Board

When he's not working on Rye Project, Adam Mesnick mans things at Deli Board, where pastrami features in rotating specials like the vhat (brisket, corned beef, Romanian pastrami, muenster cheese, swiss cheese, cole slaw, Board sauce, garlic dutch crunch). Careful, it's big enough for two.

Mission Chinese Food

The kung pao pastrami is among MCF's most classic entrees, featuring a kick from chiles and a numbing aftertaste thanks to the ample Sichuan peppercorns.

20th Century Cafe

The local darling is known for its sweet treats, but it also offers a tasty pastrami Reuben with sauerkraut, comté and Russian dressing.

Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen

Wise Sons is flush with pastrami incarnations, from a host of sandwich options (including the burger) to dishes like pastrami cheese fries and pastrami scrambled with eggs and caramelized onions.

Submarine Center

Sub Center is West Portal's sandwich go-to, with hot pastrami on a soft roll a touchstone order for all those foggy days.

Pissed Off Pete's

This under-the-radar dive bar fare offers a notable pastrami sandwich. Dubbed "the Beefeater," it's got described as "corned beef cured pastrami rubbed smoked brisket" with pickles and spicy mustard on rye.

Mikkeller Bar

Wash down your vast beer options at this shiny brew hall with a house-smoked pastrami Reuben (or two).

Giordano Bros.

Don't forget to add an egg on top of this pastrami sandwich, which comes Pittsburgh-style with fries inside.

Ike’s Place

Ike's is the Bay Area's sandwich mecca, but you may not have tried their pastrami options, which range from simple (pastrami, swiss, bacon) to gut-busting (try the Kryptonite if you dare).

Spruce

Spruce's casual cafe component features a house-cured pastrami with sauerkraut, gouda, and Russian dressing on grilled levain.

Miller's East Coast Delicatessen

Get the Pastrami Philly at this old-school spot: it's served on a hoagie roll with sautéed green bell peppers, onions and melted provolone, with the option to add marinara and mushrooms. Not in the mood? They've also got a classic Reuben and a pastrami swiss burger.

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Machine Coffee and Deli

This popular lunch stop features the "Pastraxle," a unique concoction of pastrami, provolone, spicy broccoli rabe, onion jam, aioli and mustard.

Shorty Goldstein's

It's got the requisite pastrami sandwich, but this nouveau Jewish spot also slings pastrami at breakfast, when it it offers dishes like pastrami hash with eggs and rye toast and a bagel and egg sandwich with pastrami and cheddar.

Beast and the Hare

This meat-centric spot boasts a signature charcuterie plate that includes duck pastrami, rabbit rillettes and more.

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