Pastrami Burger at Sammy's L.A. Pastrami
BThis looks pretty good, huh? The only drawbacks on this beast are its beastly qualities: A quarter-pound burger is layered with a half-pound of pastrami, melted provolone cheese, big pickle slices and yellow mustard. The soft, standard burger roll cannot contain this meaty one-two punch. So yes, it is excessive, as you can see. You just don't need that much pastrami on a burger. The pastrami packs some powerful, fatty flavor, and it overwhelms a pretty high quality, diner-style, all-beef burger. A more balanced portion would make more sense.
There are quite a few crazy burgers and classic sandwiches on the menu at Sammy's, a place where going overboard is the norm. If they are as tasty as the pastrami burger, it will be fun to work our way through the list.