We're big fans of the Portland deli Kenny and Zuke's. Owner Ken Gordon opened the deli in 2007 with buddy Nick Zukin after much commiseration over the lack of pastrami and bagels in town. They changed all that, and ever since have been recreating classic Jewish deli fare with some Portland flair. Ken is one of those guys we'd call up for eating tips and trust every word he said. He shared his favorite picks for burgers, pizza, coffee, and more!
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It's time to announce the winners of our Kenny & Zuke's pastrami kit giveaway. Since we wanted to be sure the winners were serious pastrami eaters, we picked them based on their pastrami poetry skills. Of all the haikus we received, these were our three favorites. Thanks to all who entered!
We're big fans of the pastrami from Kenny & Zuke's, the Jewish-style delicatessen in Portland, Oregon. So, naturally, we were giddy to hear that they're going to start shipping their 'strami anywhere in the country. Enter to win one of the three pastrami kits we're giving away here!
Cheese fries: been there, eaten that. But pastrami cheese fries? It's hard not to notice them under the "Sides & a la Carte" section of the Kenny & Zuke's menu. The words are practically yelling at you, highlighted in a special yellow box with curly font and "ONLY $8.50." Once you spot them, you really don't read anything else. Kenny & Zuke's claims to have some of the best pastrami in the world. Well, the world, if you don't count New York.