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One Great Sandwich: City Provisions Turkey Pastrami

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Nov 1, 2010 8:40PM


Business has been booming at City Provisions' newly opened delicatessen. Cleetus Friedman and company have had a hard time keeping their house-made corned beef in stock. A Saturday visit to the deli also found they were out of a couple other lunch meats.

What they did have in stock was an exquisitely tender garlic and paprika rubbed turkey pastrami, which I ordered to replace the smoked turkey breast in their smoked turkey sandwich. The sandwich itself is worth every penny of its $9.50. Made with Roth Kase smoked Gouda, Living Waters romaine lettuce, housemade rosemary mayonnaise and served on tomato focaccia with house made kettle chips, this sandwich really hit the spot on a cool Saturday afternoon.

From the looks of foot traffic during my visit, it appears that Ravenswood and Lincoln Square residents have embraced the deli. Friedman said that it's a good problem to have. "We've been busting our asses here from the moment we opened the doors," he said.