In the nearly two years since I love NY Deli opened, it's been a work in progress. At first it was little more than a

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Best Place to Get a Plate of Pastrami and Mustard

I Love NY Deli

In the nearly two years since I love NY Deli opened, it's been a work in progress. At first it was little more than a cubbyhole, hardly big enough to hold one of their reubens. Then they added a deli case, more knishes, and a menu that includes breakfast. But from day one, owner Jon Jacobs and his crew have been able to scratch me right where I itch: the perfect lunch of a pile of pastrami—occasionally a scrap or two of corned beef—and a puddle of mustard. I cannot count the number of piles I've devoured midday at the nearby public overlook on Elliott Bay. (A new, larger outlet will be opening soon in the U District, Jacobs says.) For those who care, all the meat comes from NYC—an anachronism, given today's locavore movement—but all I care about is that it's piled high and covered in mustard. Done.—Chris Kornelis

 
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