Best thing I ate: Smoked pastrami sandwich from a butcher shop

Critic Brad A. Johnson says this sandwich is so good, he ate it twice in two days
Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • August 11, 2021
It was the beautiful hand-cut steaks that initially lured me into the recently opened Mario’s Butcher Shop in Newport Beach. And while the retail steaks are excellent, it was a sandwich that inspired me to return the very next day for another...
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