Pass the Pastrami
In America, you'd be hard-pressed to find a good deli that doesn't pride itself on its pastrami, a cold cut made from beef soaked in brine, heavily seasoned, and then smoked. (True pastrami is only made of beef, though it's not uncommon to find “turkey pastrami” and other non-beef variants cured by the same method.) It's believed that pastrami originated in Eastern Europe and was brought to America by Jewish immigrants, according to Serious Eats.
Here, in no particular order, are 20 restaurants offering some of the best pastrami sandwiches to be found in the United States. Prepare to get hungry.