Bless This Mess: Corned Beef, Pastrami and Rye at Delicatus

A perfect St. Patrick's Day treat.

I like to use St. Patrick’s Day as my annual excuse to eat corned beef with abandon. I braise my own every year, with plenty of cabbage and extra pickle spice. But if that sounds like too much work, may I recommend the aptly named Mountain Sandwich from Delicatus. Thin slices of tender corned beef and marbled pastrami battle for rye bread territory, with fresh, tangy coleslaw and Russian dressing. I further recommend staying put inside the Pioneer Square deli to eat the towering sandwich, as it’s best when warm from the griddle. And wear a bib.