Pastrami and egg salad make magic at Heidi's
The happy couple.
Pastrami and Egg Salad. The words go together awkwardly like Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe, Lyle Lovett and Julia Roberts, Michael Jackson and Priscilla Presley.
But unlike the other three pairings, the deli world’s odd couple belongs together – til death, or the lunchtime rush, do they part. In fact, pastrami and egg salad sandwiches are common in New York delis, where they snuggle right in against Reubens, chopped liver, and brisket sandwiches. But in Colorado, the only one I know of is at Heidi’s.
And it’s worth the trip. Lots of trips.
The Bronx Bomber, as Heidi’s calls their version, is stacked so high with pastrami and egg salad that you have to use a fork to eat everything that falls out. It also comes with a pickle and a choice of potato salad, coleslaw or chips. I had mine with lettuce and tomato on two thick slabs of chewy sourdough bread that helped move this creation beyond the level of ordinary sandwich into the realm of near-perfect finds. – Jonathan Shikes
Read about previous sandwiches in Our Weekly Bread.
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