Have you ever gotten home late at night and thrown a sandwich together? Whatever’s in the fridge will do, as long as it’s got salt and fat. Turkey? Nice start. Salami? Perfect. Roast beef? Why not? Pastrami? Oh yes, this is getting good. The fillings start piling high. A slice of cheese won’t go amiss, nor will some quality bread if you have it. When you finally settle down to eat the monstrosity you’ve created, it’s the greatest sandwich in the world. You are the Earl of Sandwich, reborn.
Of course, this is not true. Your pile of miscellany would not stand up to the harsh light of day. But, somehow, Deli Board is putting out something not that far from that late-night sandwich, and making it work. Their efforts are ludicrously over-the-top and yet totally delicious.
Deli Board’s sandwiches are gigantic. They tend to include two to three proteins. Nearly all are slathered with “Board sauce” or 1000 island. Sure, sometimes the meats get a bit lost in one another, or a combination doesn’t quite play, but we’ve never taken someone here and been disappointed.
So if you’re in Soma at the appropriate times (they’re lunch only), go forth and consume big stacks (of meat). They’re a bit pricey, but you could probably go two meals on one of these. We always destroy ours in a couple of minutes, but you could.
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If you’re wishing you could eat everything at Katz’s all at once, grab this one with pastrami instead.
Shuffle the deck again, and you get brisket, corned beef, and pastrami. This is a good time to talk about the French roll—if you catch it on a good day, it’s fresh and hot and perfectly giving. Even on a bad day, it’s good bread. It stands up to the meat and oozy liquids quite well.