Superstar pastrami: Dorrian’s will serve Katz’s Delicatessen favorite

Call it Temptation Tuesday: Some big-time pastrami has been added to the specials menu at Dorrian’s Red Hand pub in downtown West Palm Beach.

Superstar sandwich: a scene from the 2013 book 'Katz's: Autobiography of a Delicatessen,' published by Bauer and Dean. (Photo by Baldomero Fernandez)

Superstar sandwich: an image from the 2013 book ‘Katz’s: Autobiography of a Delicatessen,’ published by Bauer and Dean. (Photo by Baldomero Fernandez)

There’s pastrami and there’s Pastrami. This is the latter. It’s Katz’s Delicatessen pastrami, which is considered to be the superstar of pastrami.

It’s the pastrami that made a cameo appearance during the most memorable scene of “When Harry Met Sally.” But Sally’s fake orgasm aside, Katz’s pastrami is prime stuff – people flock to New York’s Lower East Side just for a bite of it.

Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal in 'When Harry Met Sally.' (Palm Beach Post file)

At Katz: Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal in ‘When Harry Met Sally.’ (Palm Beach Post file)

Starting this week (Wednesday, to be exact), a Katz’s pastrami-on-rye sandwich is as close as Clematis Street. It’s on the newly announced weekly specials menu at Dorrian’s, another New York institution which opened the West Palm outpost in May.

The American bar of Irish roots, an Upper East Side fixture for 56 years, opened on Clematis at the urging of regulars with ties to Palm Beach County. The owners set out to give the place a New York feel, with Guinness brown interiors and Tiffany-style bar lamps.

Dorrian's Red Hand pub, downtown West Palm Beach. (Meghan McCarthy/ The Palm Beach Post)

Dorrian’s Red Hand pub, West Palm Beach. (Meghan McCarthy/ The Palm Beach Post)

Now, the New York flavor will be heightened on Tuesdays. That’s Katz’s pastrami day at Dorrian’s. The pastrami will be shipped weekly to Dorrian’s, according to a restaurant publicist. If it’s popular, the pub might put it on its regular menu.

A Katz’s pastrami sandwich at Dorrian’s will set you back $17. It’s served with coleslaw (or fries) and half a sour pickle.

Note: This week only, the pastrami special will be offered Wednesday instead of Tuesday, according to Dorrian’s publicist. Next week and on, the specialty will be offered Tuesdays. (Other weekly specials include pot roast on Mondays, spaghetti with meatballs on Wednesdays, and prime rib on Thursdays.)

Dorrian’s Red Hand: 215 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561-355-1401; Dorrians-wpb.com

 

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