Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessan

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Mr. S and I miss many things from the East coast, one of which is a good Jewish deli serving up corned beef, pastrami, bagels and lox. Our prayers have been answered.

Wise Sons had its soft opening this weekend, but the food was anything but tentative. The corned beef and pastrami reubens were bold and resolute in its delivery of well-seasoned and perfectly cooked meat love. Yes, meat love. Because that is what you feel when you bite into this salty, creamy, tangy vehicle of comfort.

Oh yea, the corn rye bread is buttered and toasted on a hot griddle, resulting in a crispy golden shell. Yea, you know what I’m talkin’ about.

Corned beef reuben (sauerkraut, swiss, and russian) with cole slaw or potato salad, and pickle $13.50

These days, $13.50 for a sandwich is still steep, compounded by the fact that you’ll probably have to wait about 45 minutes in line. But your grumpiness will, in all likelihood, be abated as soon as you bite into this lovely creature.

The standout is the texture of the meat – not at all stringy. Cut on the bias, each slice melts in your mouth.

Pickle Plate (assorted veggies: pickle, radish, kraut, beets, celery) $4

Pastrami reuben

Working on the line.
Loaves of fresh rye and challah everyday. Get there early.

Just like the sign on the way out says- In America you can eat challah everyday.

You really can. And it is so good.

Wise Sons
Shotwell at 24th
San Francisco
(Projected official opening this week.)
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