The Hat...World Famous Pastrami
Whenever we go to Los Angeles, one place we always try to visit is The Hat. These little pastrami joints are mainly frequented by locals. My brother Si took us years back for our first Pastrami Dips and we have been hooked ever since.
We started off with the Chili Cheese Fries ($4.19). Perfectly cooked fries. Crispy and crunchy, topped with a meaty and flavorful chili. Mix in shredded cheese and...Mmm Umm! What a perfect starter.
I ordered the famous Pastrami Dip ($6.49). A pile of hot pastrami served on a hogie bun with some mustard and pickles and a side of Au Jus. I sometimes order this sandwich "Double Dipped", where they dip the hoggie in Au Jus before assembly. The pastrami was juicey and you could taste the sweetness from the bits of fat. I was so drawn in by the wonderful flavors, I forgot to breath inbetween bites. I finished every last morsel. My heart started hurt on the last bite. Was it because I had no more pastrami or because of the pastrami?
Pan ordered the Pastrami Burger ($6.49). A grilled hamburger patty topped with cheese, lettuce, tomato, special sauce and a heaping pile of piping hot pastrami. What a wonderful combination. Fortunately for me, Pan had filled up on the chili cheese fries and could only finish half of her burger. being the good husband, I happily played the role of "cleaner".
I am sure my cholesterol level spiked a few times, but it was worth it. Now with 10 locations in the Los Angeles area, The Hat is a local joint that I highly recommend.
Pan Says:I like the hamburger, but with pastrami extra. Fried potato topped with meaty chili and cheese very very good. Me likey lots.
Baby Says: Why I not cleaner?