Imagine this: a seven-ounce pile of seven-day aged pastrami with housemade cole slaw sandwiched between fresh-baked rye. With a housemade dill pickle.
And it's in your belly in less time than it takes you to say "SoMa really needs a great Jewish deli."
Welcome to Wise Sons' newest location, now serving the best pastrami sammich in town at the Contemporary Jewish Museum.
No need to buy a ticket, or even tell your cubemate to cover for you while you step out. This Wise Sons is built for speed with call-in ordering, a takeout window, and a streamlined menu of their greatest hits. So you can score your favorite sando and be back at your desk before anyone knows you're gone.
Unless, of course, you've got a moment to stop and savor your organic, hormone-free stack of meaty goodness. In which case you should claim one of 15 outdoor tables and order some chocolate babka with a cup of Four Barrel's De La Paz for dessert.
Bring back an extra serving just in case someone (i.e. your boss) misses you and all will be forgiven faster than he can say What's babka?
Babka is love, friends. Babka is love.
Price: 2 (out of 4)
Noise: 2 (out of 4)
Scene: Office-bound techy types grab 'n' go while museum patrons linger.
Parking: Jessie Square Garage
Best Bets: Pastrami sandwich; matzo ball soup; bialy with locally smoked salmon; chocolate babka
Too gross out to dine al fresco? Tell museum security you'd like to sit down at Wise Sons. They'll gladly grant you entry to the casual, cavernous museum dining room.
Nearby: Bluestem Brasserie; Tropisueño; La Boulange