The pastrami was outrageously delicious. First I am a 71 year old son of two true New York Jews and as everyone knows it is only Jews from New York that are the true judges of good pastrami. I have had this staple of Jewish soul food from New York to Los Angeles and after living in Birmingham Alabama for 10 years I feel I can offer an opinion on both highs and lows.
I recently spent 3 weeks between Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Suffice to say Mensch was a real highlight. A true mom and pop deli the menu consists of 4 items. A pastrami, Ruben and for some reason egg salad sandwiches; and a lox and bagel.
Everything is home made..I mean really home made. They MAKE their own pastrami and lox. They make their own brine and order beef from Alberta. The lox is made by curing the very fresh salmon in a beet mixture which makes for a very different looking and mild tasting lox. So to all who crave a great experience stop by Mensch and enjoy.
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