Jewish Style Corned Beef Fits the Bill for St Patty’s Day

Unforutnately St. Patty’s Day is not really recognized by employers. Taking a leisurly corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes kind of lunch may really be out of the question. But that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate a little bit, just be creative. ¬†How about a Jewish deli style sandwich from Hershel’s in Reading Terminal. It is served up quickly, so why not get a little wild with it and bring it to the Beer Garden inside the Terminal for something celebratory to wash it down?

I decided to to halfsies with it, half corned beef on one side, half pastrami on the other- topped with cole slaw and mustard ($8). The overflowing sandwich was served on rye. The corned beef was really tender and flavorful without suffering from the affliction of too much salt.

The second half of the sandwich was even better. Hershel’s pastrami is like manna from heaven. It’s something that a lephrechaun might exchange his gold for. It is jucier than the corned beef and the salty bark on it has clearly been perfected. It is a little crazy to think how much of this they must serve in a year. But what is much more crazy is how little of this I have consumed this year. Shame on me.

Hershel’s East Side Deli, 12th and Arch


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