If you need something to celebrate—anything, really, at this point—how about National Pastrami Day? Michael’s Deli in Brookline commemorates the meaty milestone each year by donating 10% of sales to The Greg Hill Foundation, founded by radio personality Greg Hill. The foundation responds to families touched by tragedy with immediate help, including victims of COVID-19 and restaurant workers impacted by the pandemic, as well as people suffering from disasters like house fires.
This year, he says, it means even more.
“From the standpoint of COVID, I’m thrilled that I’m going to be able to have the fundraiser this year and that I’m operating,” he said. “I also think it’s more important than ever to help local charities, restaurants and businesses.”
This year, due to COVID-19, a portion of take-home sales will also go toward Greg Hill.
On the menu this year:
Cured and smoked with coriander, allspice, mustard seed, garlic, paprika, cloves and black pepper
Balsamic & Fig Pastrami
Traditional pastrami glazed with a balsamic vinegar and fig reduction, then baked
Thorty Black & Gold Sandwich
Traditional black pastrami topped with cheddar cheese, hot peppers and honey mustard
Traditional pastrami stacked with smoked ham, yellow mustard, pickles and Swiss cheese on a pressed sub
Pastrami Dog Knish
Pearl Kountry Klub frank wrapped in pastrami and topped with sauerkraut and mustard
Surfside Club Knish
Turkey, lettuce and tomato topped with crispy pastrami
“The Big Lebowski” Knish
Combo of fresh hot turkey and pastrami, topped with sauerkraut, hot pepper relish and Russian dressing
Hungry yet? Order here.