It’s possible that no one food is more beloved by more people than the sandwich — that’s why we built an entire issue of SAVEUR around it, highlighting the magic of meats, cheeses, fruits, nuts, and vegetables placed between two slices of bread. Behind each of those sandwiches is a story, and here — in our video series Sandwich Stories — we’re zooming in closer on some of our favorites. In this premiere installment, we take a look at the iconic pastrami on rye, served in what is arguably its ideal form at New York’s 2nd Ave Deli: double-steamed meat, piled high. It’s the same sandwich today that it was when the restaurant first opened in 1954.
2nd Avenue Deli’s Pastrami on Rye