100 Favorite Dishes, No. 100: Pastrami Egg Rolls at Blind Butcher

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Catherine Downes
It's not a Reuben.
To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me.

It's been two years since we last set out to find 100 of our favorite dishes served in and around the Dallas area. Back in 2012, we kicked off with NHS Tavern's Cleaver and Block burger, wove our way through countless dive bars, fancy restaurants, delis and barbecue shacks before ending up at Rex's seafood for an amazing plate of oysters and a celebratory glass of Champagne. We also got fat. A small price to pay.

This year, NHS Tavern is long gone, the bar food scene in Dallas has changed significantly, fine dining has been turned on its head by the new guard, and more than a few new restaurants have opened, with a wide selection of freshly shucked bivalves. So we've weighed in, paid our late gym membership fees and are ready to only get slightly fat on our way to No. 1.

To get us started, check out Blind Butcher's pastrami egg roll, which we'll argue is one of the best bar food bites served in Dallas. That's house-cured pastrami you see in that picture, rolled with sauerkraut that's also fermented on-site, and just enough cheese to hold it all together. It's served with a creamy mustard that will get up in your nose and light a real fire.

Order with one of either of the house beers that come in a liter mug to cool things down. You'll end up with a big beer, a little bar bite and huge smile until you're done. Can you imagine how amazing those flavors would be realized as a full blown Reuben sandwich? Neither can we.

Location Info

Blind Butcher

1919 Greenville Avenue, Dallas / Fort Worth, TX

Category: Restaurant


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11 comments
vanessavy
vanessavy

Really not good. Am I the only one that thought they had a very odd flavor? I couldn't eat them. Gave them to my husband.

Twinwillow
Twinwillow

Damn! Those pastrami egg rolls look incredibly delicious! 

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

This is how you incorporate eggs in a dish.......not like you dipshits that put a fried egg on EVERYTHING, because it's a trend, and someone told you it was cool. Please reference fedora's, food trucks, Eddie the bar guy, etc. 

AdamsonScott
AdamsonScott

As ranch dressing belongs nowhere near a pizza, pastrami belongs nowhere near an egg roll.

JohnTesarsGhost
JohnTesarsGhost

Salt and pepper shrimp at Jeng Chi. Forget the dumplings, they're terrible.

DemigodH
DemigodH

Unless there's about 15 burgers in your top 100, I will absolutely complain if Lakewood Landing gets on this list :)

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

As long as the burger at The Lakewood Landing makes the list I won't complain.

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

Then you sir, have poor taste. A beer and that burger after work is nirvana. Maybe some Patsy Cline too.

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

@P1Gunter  


Nothing wrong with some Patsy Cline, maybe some Hank, Ferlin Husky, Faron Young-and MAYBE, the great Webb Pierce. 

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