I first encountered The Hat 15 years ago. My Dad wanted to grab a quick bite, and said he knew of a little sandwich shop that had the best pastrami. Sure, why not? I was expecting a basic pastrami that was dry, salted, and coupled with some rye bread. Boy, was I wrong! Wrapped carefully in yellow paper was a pastrami sandwich from Heaven. Nestled in a fresh roll were mounds of thinly sliced pastrami drenched in au jus. It was perfectly salted and super moist! Simple, savory, and delicious… mmmm.…Read more
My car took me to Tops recently in Pasadena and I just had to post my discoveries. There is a growing debate amongst my family between The Hat or Tops and after this experience, I am siding with the Tops contingent. Let me explain why.
Kobe beef dip sandwich. If you like french dip sandwiches, what happens when you substitute the beef with kobe beef? You get a sandwich with kobe beef! That’s what. No vegetables, no fancy condiments, just straight forward bread, kobe, and dipping sauce. The portion was a pretty decent size.…Read more